The official count of the country’s population conducted by the Central Statistics Office was due to take place on April 18th, 2021. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The census, a national survey of the population due to take place next year, has been postponed until 2022 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. T(...)

Seasonally adjusted goods exports increased €78m (1 per cent) to €13bn in July compared with June

Exports to Britain fell by 12 per cent in July compared with the same month last year, the latest trade statistics from the Central Statistics Office (...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure  Michael McGrath: National debt may hit 125 per cent of GNI*.  Photograph: Julien Behal

Whether this is the public servants warning Ministers, or Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael (...)

Rail is the worst affected of domestic public transport. Intercity, Dart and Luas services are down by more than 60 per cent between March and August. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Covid-19 is continuing to have a serious impact on public transport with air, rail and bus journeys down by more than half in comparison with before t(...)

More than 700,000 people were working from home at the end of March this year. Photograph: iStock

While there’s been little doubt that it was the Covid-19 pandemic which forced people out of their offices and into their homes, data on the subject h(...)

NSRF chief scientist Prof Ella Arensman stressed the focus of suicide prevention policy should be on targeted supports for priority groups. File photograph: Eric Luke

Hospital presentations as a result of self-harm dropped by an estimated 25 per cent at the height of coronavirus restrictions compared with the same t(...)

Dr Ronan Glynn, acting chief medical officer, Department of Health, said increased rate in Dublin was ‘at least partly’ due to the willingness of people tocome forward promptly for testing. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A further 211 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been notified to the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), including 121 in Dublin. This brin(...)

Planning permissions for apartment rose considerably last year on the back of an overhaul to the apartment planning guidelines

Planning permissions for houses and apartments fell by nearly 30 per cent in the second quarter as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, according to the C(...)

The imposition of restrictions to suppress coronavirus has curtailed consumer activity and turned inflation into deflation. Photograph: PA Wire

Consumer prices were on average 1 per cent lower in August compared with the same month last year as the cost of communications, transport, clothing a(...)

The total includes those claiming the Government’s temporary Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP). Photograph: iStock

The Republic’s unemployment rate fell to 15.4 per cent in August, down from 17.6 per cent the previous month and down from a pandemic peak of 28.3 per(...)

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