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From TheJournal.ie The most popular type of car licensed in Ireland last month? Volkswagen Vroom Vroom

The most popular type of car licensed in Ireland last month? Volkswagen

The number of cars licensed in July dropped by more than 10 per cent compared to the same month last year.

From TheJournal.ie Suicide in Ireland increased by 7 per cent last year Suicide

Suicide in Ireland increased by 7 per cent last year

New figures show 525 people took their own lives in Ireland in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Over half-a-million breath tests carried out by Gardaí in 2011 Crime Figures

Over half-a-million breath tests carried out by Gardaí in 2011

An Garda Síochána’s annual report reveals that 0.2 per cent of drivers tested positive for alcohol or refused to take a test.

From TheJournal.ie Football, flats and detached retinas: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Football, flats and detached retinas: The week in numbers

How many people were murdered in Ireland last year? And how much Coke would you need to get drunk?

From TheJournal.ie Number of murders, assaults and public order offences continues to fall Crime

Number of murders, assaults and public order offences continues to fall

The CSO’s figures for crimes recorded in the first quarter of 2012 show the number of offences is on the slide.

From TheJournal.ie Number of planning permissions down almost two-thirds in a year Construction

Number of planning permissions down almost two-thirds in a year

CSO figures show that the number of housing units approved in the first quarter is down almost 95 per cent on five years ago.

From TheJournal.ie More than a quarter of births in Ireland are to women aged 35 and over Bringing Up Baby

More than a quarter of births in Ireland are to women aged 35 and over

The major ESRI report on births found also found that one third of all births were to single mothers.

From TheJournal.ie Residential property prices record first monthly increase for five years Property

Residential property prices record first monthly increase for five years

The CSO’s Residential Property Price Index shows prices increasing – but they’re still at only half of their peak value.

From TheJournal.ie Richard Tol: This says more about the ESRI's professionalism than mine ESRI

Richard Tol: This says more about the ESRI's professionalism than mine

The academic who co-authored the controversial article which was withdrawn by the ESRI said he stands over his findings.

From TheJournal.ie Sharp increase in suicide rate is linked to recession - experts Mental Health

Sharp increase in suicide rate is linked to recession - experts

There were 552 suicides recorded in 2009, an increase of 9 per cent on the previous year. One study found a high number of people who had taken their own lives had been unemployed.

From TheJournal.ie Baby boom: More babies born than in any year since 1891 Stats

Baby boom: More babies born than in any year since 1891

The CSO has released new figures about births, deaths and marriages in Ireland – including how the average age of brides and grooms is now at a record high.

From TheJournal.ie Census results reveal Ireland's aging population Census

Census results reveal Ireland's aging population

The number of young adults in the country has fallen by 10 per cent, according to the results of Ireland’s latest Census.

From TheJournal.ie White newborns now a minority in the US Born In The USA

White newborns now a minority in the US

For the first time, there are more Hispanic, black and other minority children under the age of one in the US.

From TheJournal.ie 2,700 texts per person sent in Ireland Statistics This post contains images

2,700 texts per person sent in Ireland

Latest Eurostat yearbook shows how we compare to our EU neighbours across a range of issues from household expenses to marriage and divorce.

From TheJournal.ie New figures show increase in sexual offences and robberies Crime

New figures show increase in sexual offences and robberies

This was one of the trends seen in the Garda Recorded Crime Statistics 2006 – 2010, which also showed a detection rate of 99 per cent for controlled drug offences and road and traffic offences.

From TheJournal.ie Retail sales on the up for second month running Retail

Retail sales on the up for second month running

CSO figures show that the volume of retail sales grew by 0.2 per cent last month, with the value of sales up by 0.6pc.

From TheJournal.ie Ouch: consumer prices rose by 2.2 per cent over the past year Prices

Ouch: consumer prices rose by 2.2 per cent over the past year

Education, transport, alcohol and tobacco saw the biggest increases in price over the past year according to new data from the Central Statistics Office.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.

From TheJournal.ie 7 sexy graphs and maps from Census 2011 Census 2011

7 sexy graphs and maps from Census 2011

Yes, we said sexy. And we said it about statistics.

From TheJournal.ie Bad news for the environment: 4 out of 5 use fossil fuels to heat homes Census 2011

Bad news for the environment: 4 out of 5 use fossil fuels to heat homes

Census 2011 found a clear urban-rural split between people using oil and natural gas to heat their homes.

From TheJournal.ie Census 2011: Surge in non-religious – but 84 per cent remain Catholic Census 2011

Census 2011: Surge in non-religious – but 84 per cent remain Catholic

The number of people who define themselves as being of no religion increased by 44 per cent since the 2006 census.

From TheJournal.ie 14.5 per cent of dwellings in Ireland vacant in Census 2011 Census 2011

14.5 per cent of dwellings in Ireland vacant in Census 2011

Over one in five vacant properties were holiday homes, while the majority of the remainder were concentrated on rural areas in the west.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the highlights of Census 2011 Census 2011

Here are the highlights of Census 2011

Divorce is up, as is the number of people in rented property – here’s a snapshot of the nation on one night in April 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Inward visitors to Ireland increase by 2.7 per cent Tourism

Inward visitors to Ireland increase by 2.7 per cent

The number of trips to Ireland increased by 30,600 between December 2011 and February 2012, according to the Central Statistics Office.

From TheJournal.ie Apartments in Dublin now worth just 38pc of peak price Property

Apartments in Dublin now worth just 38pc of peak price

CSO figures show that residential property prices across Ireland were down by an average of 2.2 per cent in February.

From The42 Taking stick: Ryan can turn Waterford's nightmare start around Deise

Taking stick: Ryan can turn Waterford's nightmare start around

The stats from Waterford’s opening three league games are bleak, writes Shane Stapleton, but all is not lost for Michael Ryan and the Decies.

From TheJournal.ie Irish exports recover in January to follow record trade surplus Trade

Irish exports recover in January to follow record trade surplus

CSO figures show that the trade surplus reached €3.25 billion in January, while the confirmed figures for 2011 are the best ever.

From TheJournal.ie Cost of living rose by 0.9 per cent in February Inflation

Cost of living rose by 0.9 per cent in February

Surging costs of clothing and footwear, and bumps to the cost of transport and furniture, mean inflation is on the up.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Column: We’re all being misled. Why? Because we don’t understand numbers Opinion

Column: We’re all being misled. Why? Because we don’t understand numbers

Misunderstandings and lazy reporting of statistics can lead to everything from wrongful convictions to tragic deaths, writes David Robert Grimes.

From TheJournal.ie New car sales down 18 per cent in February Motoring

New car sales down 18 per cent in February

Although the sale of new goods vehicles was up compared to last year, sales of private cars is down by a significant margin.

From TheJournal.ie Number on Live Register drops slightly in February Jobs

Number on Live Register drops slightly in February

New figures from the CSO show the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 14.2 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie Retail sales dip in January compared to last year Retail

Retail sales dip in January compared to last year

The value of retail sales was down by 3.7 per cent compared to December, but by 0.3 per cent compared to January 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Residential property prices continue rapid falls in January Property

Residential property prices continue rapid falls in January

The average home fell in value by 1.9 per cent in January, with the steepest drops in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Irish agriculture had 8th-highest growth rate in the EU last year Good News

Irish agriculture had 8th-highest growth rate in the EU last year

The sector produced over €6.2 billion worth of goods in 2011 with big increases in cereals, cattle and milk output.

From TheJournal.ie Cost of living fell by 0.5 per cent in January Deflation

Cost of living fell by 0.5 per cent in January

You might’nt have noticed, but technically you got a pay rise – though the cost of living is still 2.2 per cent higher than last year.

From TheJournal.ie Visitor levels dip in final months of 2011 - but are up overall last year Tourism

Visitor levels dip in final months of 2011 - but are up overall last year

Latest CSO stats also show that Irish people travelled abroad less last year than in 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Trade surplus falls by 23 per cent in December Trade

Trade surplus falls by 23 per cent in December

Ireland’s seasonally adjusted exports fell by €750m in December 2011, while imports rose to chip away at the trade balance.

From TheJournal.ie One in five households delayed bills to pay for basic goods - CSO Recession

One in five households delayed bills to pay for basic goods - CSO

A household survey from Q2 of last year showed that 79 per cent of households had cut back on their spending.

From TheJournal.ie Over 3,500 days lost to industrial disputes in 2011 Statistics

Over 3,500 days lost to industrial disputes in 2011

There were just eight industrial disputes in Ireland in 2011 involving a total of 1,384 workers.