Retail sales in December were 10.4 per cent higher than in February.  Grafton Street in Dublin city centre during February 2021 lockdown. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A full year of Covid-19 has made more people unhappy with their lives than at any point since official records began, while the numbers relying on inc(...)

Dr Tony Holohan flanked by members of the National Public Health Emergency Team which outlined the rationale for recommendations made to Government. File photograph: Collins

Perhaps unavoidably, much of the Government’s crunch Covid-19 summit on Thursday was conducted over Zoom. Outwardly, it was billed as a Cabinet subco(...)

Sexual offences: the first quarter saw a 10 per cent rise from 2,938 to 3,231. Photograph: iStock

More detailed and consistent information is needed to help better understand and respond to rising rates of sexual crime in the State, the Dublin Rape(...)

Orla O’Connor, director of the National Women’s Council said  up to date data on sexual violence is urgently needed. File photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Serious concerns were raised on Wednesday that the first report in almost two decades on the extent of sexual violence in Ireland will take five years(...)

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes: has criticised the CSO, saying there is a need for “robust data on all forms of domestic violence”.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has objected to European Parliament efforts to introduce mandatory surveys to gather data on sexual and domestic v(...)

The CSO wants to use its powers under the Statistics Act to compel mobile  operators to transfer to it on an ongoing basis the details of phones or users roaming on the networks. File photograph: iStock

Mobile network operators have declined to comment on a project by the Central Statistics Office which seeks to force them to hand over phone data for (...)

The Central Statistics Office wants to force mobile phone network providers to hand over roaming data about tourists and Irish residents travelling abroad. File Photograph

An extraordinary stand-off has emerged between the State’s official statistics body and the data protection watchdog over a plan by the Central Statis(...)

At the MacGill Summer School, CSO director general Padraig Dalton said:   ‘GDP and GNP, although required internationally, no longer provide a sufficient understanding of the domestic economy.’ Photograph: Davd Sleator/The Irish Times

A group of experts is being established to provide more accurate data about economic growth in Ireland, the director general of the Central Statistics(...)

A Census Enumerator distributing forms in  Dublin city centre earlier this year. The MacGill Summer School on Tuesday heard collecting data is more difficult than before with no more invites in, cups of tea or helpful tips about the potential whereabouts of the neighbours. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

“Padraig, the Ireland of Mary and Tom is gone”. So a seasoned census enumerator told Padraig Dalton, director general of the Central Statistics Offic(...)