In 12 of the 14 crime categories (with homicides and kidnapping and related offences being the exceptions), the CSO determined the force was under-reporting crime by an average of 18 per cent.   File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

This week, after a six-month delay, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) published crime statistics for the last half of 2014 (as well as the scheduled(...)

The number of people signing on the Live Register fell by 2,300  in June.

The number of people signing on the Live Register fell by 2,300 to 344,900 in June, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).(...)

Accurate national statistics are needed both to help explain the past, to plan properly for the future and to maintain the public’s confidence in thei(...)

Review finds an under-recording of crime by Garda “issues” with the way Garda record data.

Approximately 18 per cent of crimes reported to An Garda Síochána in 2011 do not appear to have been recorded on the force’s PULSE computer system, a (...)

In some Garda divisions, a 20 per cent of all crimes recorded were not captured on the Garda’s PULSE computerised database, according to a report published on Tuesday.

Crime has begun to increase after years of decline, with almost half of all the main crime categories showing the number of recorded offences is risin(...)

The CSO recently introduced a new series of monthly unemployment estimates, which replace the CSO’s Standardised Unemployment Rate (SUR) as the definitive measure of monthly unemployment

The unemployment rate was unchanged in June after falling to a six-year low of 9.7 per cent last month. According to new figures from the Central Stat(...)

Retail sales decreased by 0.3 per cent last month, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). Photo: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Retail sales decreased by 2.5 per cent last month, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). However, the figures show sales have(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Colm Keaveney has introduced a bill in the Dáil to allow electronic devices for people with sight difficulties so that they can vote independently. File  photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Proposals for electronically assisted voting are to be considered by the Government. Fianna Fáil TD Colm Keaveney introduced a bill in the Dáil to all(...)

Statistics from the Central Statistics Office show the average working week is now a half hour longer than it was five years ago - at 35.7 hours in the first three months of 2015 compared to 35.2 hours in the same period in 2009.

Irish people are working a longer working week than they did five years ago and, despite the economic recovery, there are still fewer people employed (...)

Fianna Fáil’s Dara Calleary. Mr Calleary criticised the Government position on minimum wage during a debate on the low pay commission bill. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Department of Finance submission to the commission on low pay has warned of “serious risks” in increasing the national minimum wage, the Dáil has he(...)