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Census day on April 24

The date for Census 2016 has been fixed for Sunday, April 24. The census data collected will be free to use and can be used for a wide range of purposes, including enabling the development of better public services. It feeds into the planning stages of most aspects of Irish life, such as schools, train lines and childcare facilities. The Census is also an important historical record, and Census 2016 will tell the story of our times to generations to come. Census 2016 has ben launched by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Pádraig Dalton, director general of the Central Statistics Office.

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Countdown to the Census

With the next census scheduled for the night of Sunday, April 24 next, the Central Statistics Office wants to hear from people interested in becoming a census enumerator. A total of 4,660 enumerators will be recruited to deliver and collect more than 2.3 million forms across a 10 week period. 122 enumerators will be recruited in Clare. Applications will be taken online between Tuesday, January 5 and Friday, January 8 or when the number of applicants reaches 15,000. According to Deirdre Cullen, senior statistician at the CSO, “Every person who applies is interviewed. That is why we cap the number of applications at 15,000. In the 2011 Census, this happened very quickly. That’s why we’re advising people to apply on January 5 to ensure they have an opportunity to be interviewed for the position.” Enumerators are paid a fixed fee for the delivery and collection of census forms in their area along with fixed allowances for training, home storage, Sunday working, terminal bonus and travel. Enumerators …

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Improving jobs trend continues

The latest official unemployment figures from the Central Statistics Office, show a continuing fall in the number of people unemployed. The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton has welcomed the figured, published today (Tuesday) which show the unemployment rate at 8.9% in November 2015, and the total number of people unemployed at 191,700, down 32,100 on the same month a year ago. Minister Bruton said,“Our very top priority since we took office as a Government is creating jobs and reducing unemployment. Since we launched out Action Plan for Jobs in February 2012, more than 135,000 extra people are at work across the country. Every region is now growing jobs. Today’s figures confirm that this job-creation is continuing to have an impact on the number of people unemployed. “However the figures also show that there is no room for complacency. The closer we get to full employment, the more difficult it is to continue to ensure that the jobs …

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New campaign to combat burglary

Crimestoppers, together with the Garda Síochána and PhoneWatch, has launched a new campaign to combat the problem of burglary. The campaign is calling on members of the public to be vigilant for suspicious activity and to make themselves aware of the straightforward measures they can take to minimize the risk of burglary. The most recent figures from the Central Statistics Office say that from mid-2014 to mid-2015 there were 28,830 burglaries reported in Ireland. This was an increase of 2,241 (8.4%) from the 26,589 burglaries reported from mid-2013 to mid-2014. Crimestoppers is advising householders that there are a number of measures that they can follow to keep their home safe and protect themselves against burglars: * Secure all windows and doors. * Light up you home and use timer switches when out. * Sign up to your local Community Alert and Neighbourhood Watch schemes. * Consider installing a monitored alarm and installing outside lights. Ensure the alarm comes with an …

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Overseas visitor numbers increase

The latest Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures on overseas travel shows an increase of 12.2% in visits to Ireland for the first seven months of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014. Tourism Minister Paschal Donohoe said, ‘I am pleased to welcome the statistics from the CSO which confirms the on-going strong performance in overseas visitors coming to Ireland. It is very encouraging that the growth in our overseas visitors is not confined to any particular region and all of our target overseas markets are performing exceptionally well.’ The latest CSO figures on Overseas Travel show: At 4,814,600 visits, overall trips to Ireland were up 12.2% in the first seven months of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Visits from Mainland Europe grew by 12.7% for January to July 2015 (1,712,800 visits); North America registered an increase of 14.9% for January – July 2015 (857,100 visits); Visits from Great Britain were up by 11.1% for January – …

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Householders cautioned on home security

Householders have been urged to review their home security arrangements in light of the latest CSO Crime Report. According to the CSO, “There were 28,583 recorded burglary and related offences in the 12-month period ending in Q1 2015, representing an increase of 2,113 (+8.0%) when compared with the corresponding period ending in 2014. Comparing the same periods, aggravated burglary offences rose slightly by 0.9% to 324 offences, while recorded burglary (not aggravated) offences increased by 8.1%, from 25,499 to 27,600. Possession of an article (with intent to burgle, steal, demand) offences increased by 1.4% to 659.” CSO 2015. Of these burglaries, 456 took place in Clare Garda Division from Q1 2014 – Q1 2015. Eoin Dunne, CEO of PhoneWatch said, “The crime statistics offer a snapshot of where Ireland is at in terms of burglary. Anyone can be a victim of home intrusions – ourselves, our friends, loved ones and neighbours. Burglars are ruthless and more often than not opportunistic. …

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Very positive CSO tourism data

Central Statistics Office (CSO) latest tourism data shows that the number of overseas visits to Ireland between February and April 2015 increased by 13.5% compared to the corresponding period last year. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe and Minister of State, Michael Ring, have said the continued strong growth in tourism is contributing to our economic recovery and the creation of jobs across the sector. Minister Donohoe said, “As we enter the peak months for tourism, it is very encouraging that the growth trend witnessed in recent years is continuing in 2015 with a very strong performance for the first four months of the year. Thankfully the growth is not confined to any particular market with good growth being displayed by all of our key target overseas markets. Our overseas marketing efforts will continue in the months ahead to ensure the momentum is maintained, that jobs continue to be created and that tourism continues to pay its part …

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Live register figures down

The December 2014 Live Register figures published today (Wednesday) show a decline of 3,300 compared to the November figures. This represents 37 consecutive months of decrease in the live register and means that the unemployment rate now stands at 10.6 per cent, down from a peak of 15.1% in February 2012. More than 140,000 people left the live register to go into employment over the last 12months. The figures also show that the live register has decreased in all eight regions of the country over the past 12 months. Both the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton and the director of the Small Firms Association, Patricia Callan have welcomed the improved position, confirmed in the CSO figures. However, Ms Callan stated, “It is imperative that the Government delivers a comprehensive Action Plan for Jobs 2015 later this month. As a general principle, we believe that every single policy emanating from Government should be centrally “job-proofed”, as many different …

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