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null CSO Ireland: Press Statement COVID-19: One Year On

A snapshot of the impact of COVID-19 on Ireland based on statistics compiled by the Central Statistics Office


  • On the basis of mortality data reported to the Department of Health there have been more than 4,000 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland over the last 12 months, with more than 1,000 of those deaths occurring in the last four weeks
  • In February 2021, 42% of respondents rated their overall life satisfaction as ‘Low’ – the highest such rating for overall life satisfaction captured in CSO surveys to date
  • The share of employees in Q3 2020 with weekly earnings of ‘less than €300’ fell to 12.3% of all employees when COVID-19 income supports are included
  • The number of hours worked per week decreased by 6.6 million hours per week or 8.5% over the year to Q4 2020
  • There was a near collapse of air and sea travel with 31.4 million fewer arrivals and departures in 2020 compared to 2019
  • Almost a quarter (23.2%) of enterprises surveyed in August 2020 planned to make remote working permanent in some capacity


For further information:

Press Statement COVID-19: One Year On

ESS website contact persons Moira Buckley and Ken Kennedy