Other sectors that were lower included professional, scientific and technical activities.

The value of monthly services output in August was down almost 9 per cent year-on-year, but there was a slight recovery when compared with July, accor(...)

Some 41 per cent had a Leaving Cert or post-Leaving Cert course qualification.  Photograph: iStock

The highest education level attained by more than half of prisoners is Junior Certificate or less, according to new figures from the Central Statistic(...)

The average length of stay on outbound trips was 7.2 nights. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Irish residents took more than 21 million overnight trips last year, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The number of(...)

When those on the Covid-19 payments are excluded, the CSO said the unemployment rate rose to 5.4 per cent in September from 5.2 per cent in August.

The State’s jobless rate fell to 14.7 per cent at the end of September from 15.3 per cent a month earlier. The decline was only marginal and less tha(...)

While almost all other crime type fell during the period of the most severe restrictions attacks on women aged in their 30s and over surged, according to the latest data. Photograph: PA

The number of attacks on women in their 30s, early 40s and in the “60 years or older” age group increased during the period of strict Covid-19 lockdow(...)

The majority of passengers arriving into Ireland last month did so by air (86 per cent) with 14 per cent by sea.

Overseas travel to and from Ireland increased substantially last month compared to July, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics O(...)

Statistics for August show a  substantial increase in overseas travel compared to the previous month. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

The number of overseas visitors to Ireland increased by almost 60 per cent last month when compared with July, the latest figures from the Central Sta(...)

With stores reopening, the proportion of online sales has fallen from a high of 15.3%  in April to 4.4% last month

Retail sales rose 1.3 per cent in August and were 9.1 per cent higher versus August 2019, new figures show. Data from the Central Statistics Office ((...)

 Areas where more than 25 per cent of the population live in rented accommodation are worst affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). File photograph: The Irish Times

Areas where more than 25 per cent of the population live in rented accommodation are worst affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to figures fro(...)

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(...)

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