The pandemic has shifted the public focus to facts and figures, showing the strength of data analytics in Ireland. File photograph: Getty

When the first case of Covid-19 was diagnosed in Ireland at the end of February, the medical sector sprang into action. Hospital beds were freed up, (...)

A chartered geomatics surveyor can resolve issues of land ownership between neighbouring properties. Photograph: Getty Images

My deeds show my property runs to the far side of an old farm lane to the back of my house. My neighbour has cleared the lane and made a rough road ou(...)

Large parts of south Dublin have lower incidence than many areas not affected by the new restrictions. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart region of west Dublin has the highest rate of Covid-19 in the State, according to the first national breakdown of incide(...)

Set a challenge: how many insects can the kids find and identify? Photograph: FatCamera/E+/Getty

Whether you live in a flat or on a farm, there are lots of ways to explore and discover close to home, from a mini-beasts safari to brushing up you(...)

The most accurate land-cover maps for Ireland come from a pan European dataset produced by member states for the European Environment Agency.

Ireland is one of the few countries in Europe that does not have precise and detailed maps of how land is used and how land use is changing over time.(...)

The Central Bank has agreed to acquire blocks four and five at Dublin Landings  in the Dublin docklands.

With most observers of Dublin’s booming office market focused on the major deals being done with global tech giants such as Facebook, Salesforce and G(...)

A paper published by the ESRI found that those living closer to the coast had a lower risk of depression than people who lived farther away. Photograph: iStock

Older people lucky enough to have homes with extensive sea views have a significantly lower risk of depression than the those who are land-locked, new(...)

The Department of Housing also plans to revisit ghost estates as a potential source of vacant homes. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

Local authorities must make greater use of compulsory purchase orders to acquire vacant homes for social housing, the Department of Housing, Planning (...)

The project is a collaboration between Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI), the All-Ireland Research Observatory (AIRO) at Maynooth University and Dublin City Council, drawing on data from the Residential Tenancies Board, the property price register (PPR), local authorities, the Revenue Commissioners and the Central Statistics Office.

The developers of a new housing data resource to go live on Monday believe it will “revolutionise” public understanding of property trends in the capi(...)

Jack Dangermond, co-founder and CEO, ESRI: describes himself as having been blessed for being lucky enough to have fallen into digital mapping as a career.

He may have a personal fortune of $4 billion (€3.4bn) but what really enriches Jack Dangermond’s life is knowing that he helps ensure people don’t los(...)

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