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From TheJournal.ie In numbers: the first term of the new Dáil and Seanad School's Out

In numbers: the first term of the new Dáil and Seanad

The Dáil wraps up for the summer holidays today. Here’s some figures as to how things have gone so far.

From TheJournal.ie Running the numbers: First results of Census 2011 Census 2011

Running the numbers: First results of Census 2011

The CSO has released the preliminary findings of April’s census – and they show Ireland’s population is edging towards five million.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How many TDs should be in the next Dail? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How many TDs should be in the next Dail?

A Boundary Commission is set to redraw constituency lines and lead to a reduction in the number of TDs in the next Dail. But how many should we lose – if any at all?

From TheJournal.ie Number of TDs could be cut by 20 TDs

Number of TDs could be cut by 20

The change in Ireland’s population, to be revealed in Census figures today, will lead to constituency boundary changes.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland by numbers: The country's vital statistics In Numbers

Ireland by numbers: The country's vital statistics

From births, to deaths, to unmarried parents – we look at the latest figures which make up the country.

From TheJournal.ie Looking more like Alfie: Top baby names of 2010 Baby Names

Looking more like Alfie: Top baby names of 2010

Jack and Sophie top name list for last year’s newborns – but Tyler, Sebastian, Alfie and Daithi creep into top 100.

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment rate revised downward for first three months of 2011 Jobs

Unemployment rate revised downward for first three months of 2011

The seasonal unemployment rate is down to 14 per cent – but mostly undoes the surprising surge from late last year.

From TheJournal.ie House prices continued to fall in April - CSO Property

House prices continued to fall in April - CSO

House prices fell by about 1pc in April 2011, with a total annual fall of over 12 per cent, the latest stats reveal.

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment rate increased in May, reaching 14.8 per cent Unemployment

Unemployment rate increased in May, reaching 14.8 per cent

Figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the numbers signing on jumped by 2,600 in the month of May.

From TheJournal.ie Loan approval rates nearly halved in three years - CSO Statistics

Loan approval rates nearly halved in three years - CSO

90 per cent of all business loan applications were approved in 2007, but only 50 per cent were given the thumbs-up by 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin houses prices down by almost half since peak Property

Dublin houses prices down by almost half since peak

New CSO figures confirm the dive in the national property market, with house prices down by 40 per cent nationally since 2007.

From TheJournal.ie Annual inflation rate reaches 3.2 per cent in April Inflation

Annual inflation rate reaches 3.2 per cent in April

The Consumer Price Index rises 3.2 per cent, fuelled by a surge in the price of domestic utilities and housing.

From TheJournal.ie Fall in number of shoppers since last year Shopping

Fall in number of shoppers since last year

The latest figures show footfall in stores has continued to decline, dropping 1.1 per cent against the same period in 2010

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment down slightly as Live Register is unchanged Live Register

Unemployment down slightly as Live Register is unchanged

Ireland’s rate of unemployment now stands at 14.6 per cent, down 0.1 from last month, with 439,200 signing on.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Friday Take 5

Take 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Mobile phone use while driving "quadruples risk of being in a road collision" Warning

Mobile phone use while driving "quadruples risk of being in a road collision"

The Road Safety Authority is warning people not to use mobile phones while driving. It has also emerged that one fifth of drivers caught using mobile phones have not been penalised.

From TheJournal.ie Retail sales down by 1.7 per cent, CSO figures say Retail

Retail sales down by 1.7 per cent, CSO figures say

The volume of retail sales rises by 0.1 per cent since February, but is down on last year – confirming a worrying trend.

From TheJournal.ie Factory gate prices fall by 0.2 per cent in March Irish Economy

Factory gate prices fall by 0.2 per cent in March

Monthly factory prices fell again in March, but at a slower rate than in the previous year, new statistics show.

What recession? Irish rank themselves in top 10 for optimism Happiness This post contains a poll

What recession? Irish rank themselves in top 10 for optimism

A new Gallup survey of international wellbeing sees Ireland comes 9th out of 124 countries in how they rank their lives.

From TheJournal.ie Irish men predicted to live nearly a decade longer by 2041 Public Health

Irish men predicted to live nearly a decade longer by 2041

Public health tables released today display a wealth of information about how Irish people live, die and procreate – and how that may change in the near future.

From TheJournal.ie Irish mums have more kids than EU counterparts Motherhood

Irish mums have more kids than EU counterparts

A new demographic report from the EU’s statistics body shows that Ireland’s mums have more children than anyone else.

From TheJournal.ie CSO calls criticism of Census 2011 contractor "irresponsible" Census 2011

CSO calls criticism of Census 2011 contractor "irresponsible"

The processing of the census is being aided by CACI UK, whose parent company provided interrogation services in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison between 2003 and 2005.

From TheJournal.ie Live Register falls marginally in February Unemployment

Live Register falls marginally in February

CSO figures show that while the number of people signing on is slightly up on last year, it’s down when seasonally adjusted.

From TheJournal.ie Trade surplus stays above €4bn for November Exports

Trade surplus stays above €4bn for November

The value of Irish exports in November 2010 was €4bn more than the amount we imported – for the second straight month.

From TheJournal.ie People born in affluent areas live longer - CSO Life Expectancy

People born in affluent areas live longer - CSO

You’re likely to live longest if you’re a woman in a well-off area with a third-level qualification, new statistics suggest.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's economy grew between July and September Irish Economy

Ireland's economy grew between July and September

The threat of a double-dip seems off the cards: Ireland’s economy was back in positive territory for the third quarter.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s most popular car in November: Renault Motoring

Ireland’s most popular car in November: Renault

The number of new cars registered in November 2010 was well over double the amount in the same month last year.

From TheJournal.ie Consumer confidence stays near 17-month low Irish Economy

Consumer confidence stays near 17-month low

Consumers are slightly more confident this month than last, but still worryingly low ahead of an austere budget.

From TheJournal.ie Irish exporting sector continues to boom Trade

Irish exporting sector continues to boom

The trade surplus – the amount by which Ireland’s exports exceed its imports – grew in September.

From TheJournal.ie Inflation stays on the rise for September Inflation

Inflation stays on the rise for September

The price of a regular basket of goods was 0.5% higher in September 2010 than it was in September 2009.

From TheJournal.ie Manufacturing output falls in September - report Double Dip?

Manufacturing output falls in September - report

It’s more bad news – manufacturing is down in the last month, and retail sales only just up. Is this the Double Dip?

From TheJournal.ie Highest emigration from Ireland since the 1980s Emigration

Highest emigration from Ireland since the 1980s

We’re back to the bad old days – and now there’s more native Irish people among those leaving our shores.

THE CENTRAL STATISTICS OFFICE (CSO) has released its report on the “administrative burden” of its enquiries on Irish businesses in 2007.

The cost of responding to the enquiries reached an estimated €7.7m and €10.5m, depending on which of the two models used by the CSO is followed.

The higher figure is based on the assumption that enquiries were responded to in full, while the lower figure represents the level of responses the CSO actually received.

The CSO sent out 37 different surveys to Irish businesses in 2007, which involved over 500,000 forms. Of these, 368,928 were returned, taking 328,676 hours to fill in.

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