Warning: email scam

The Citizens Information Board has become aware of fraudulent emails which relate to a tax refund and which use a fake “@citizensinformation.ie” email address.

These emails did not issue from the Citizens Information Board.

Anyone who receives an email purporting to be from the Citizens Information Board and suspects it to be fraudulent or a scam should simply delete it.

Anyone who provided personal information in response to these fraudulent emails should contact their bank or credit card company immediately.

Coping with hot weather

While we are all delighted to see bright blue skies across Ireland this week, older and very young people can find very hot temperatures difficult to cope with.

The National Ambulance Service has a range of advice on how to deal with warm weather and the HSE has advice on coping with heat exhaustion and heatstroke.

If you are barbecuing safefood has information on how to cook and store food safely. 

And, of course, always cover up and use sunscreen in the sun. The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) has information on the standards to look out for when buying sunscreen, sunglasses, armbands, tents and other summer equipment.

Census 2016

The census is a detailed account of everybody who is in the country on census night. On Sunday 24 April 2016 everybody in Ireland was required to enter their details on a census form.

The first results of the 2016 census were released today and show that the preliminary total of the population enumerated on census night was 4,757,976 persons. This compares with 4,588,252 persons in April 2011, an increase of 169,724 persons since 2011 or 3.7 percent. This release also contains first results on housing and vacant dwellings and show the number of occupied houses has increased by 49,285 since April 2011 while the number of vacant dwellings has fallen by 29,889.

Further results will be released in different phases as they become available during 2017, commencing with “This is Ireland, Part 1 – Principal Demographic Results” due to be published in March 2017.

View full preliminary results on census.ie and read the press release from the Central Statistics Office.