In October we launched a new Environmental Sensitivity Mapping tool at Environment Ireland in Croke Park.


Maynooth University report on Gaeltacht areas launched at Oireachtas Na Samhna Festival in Killarney

Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh launches report by Maynooth University’s All-Island Research
Observatory (AIRO), which aims to inform planning in the seven Gaeltacht areas


The Dublin Housing Observatory is launched to improve housing market transparency

Dublin City Council launch new business unit to make Dublin an affordable and sustainable place to live


In recent months the team at AIRO have been working with colleagues at the Western Development Commission on the development of a new report on ‘Travel to Work Labour Catchments in the Western Region: A Profile of Seven Town Labour Catchments 2018’. 


The CSO have recently released a very detailed dataset on housing vacancy at the Small Area level in Ireland (link). This allows us to undertake a far more in-depth analysis of the location and profile of housing vacancy across Ireland than was previously available.


Over the last number of years we have been running a very successful ‘Data for Decisions’ Mapping workshop. This workshop is based around improving knowledge of spatial data in Ireland and then works through some practical examples using a desktop geographical information system (GIS).


Yesterday, the 14th June 2016, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) released the Preliminary Report for Census 2016. The preliminary results are the initial count of the census. They are based on the summary counts for each enumeration area which were compiled by the 4,663 census enumerators and which have been returned to the CSO in advance of the census forms themselves.


The development of the new National Planning Framework (NPF)* is now underway. This new framework will be the successor to the National Spatial Strategy (NSS).


At AIRO we have upgraded all of the main national mapping viewers and migrated from the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex to the new ArcGIS API for JavaScript platform. As a result, all of our new viewers are now cross platform compatible enabling users to view our content on mobiles, tablets, laptops and iOS products.

AIRO have developed a data visualisation presenting a summary of long term Live Register figures between January 2007 and September 2015. These figures allow us to monitor the changing landscape in relation to Live Register claimants across a sustained period of contrasting economic conditions. 

AIRO have updated their Recorded Crime Monitoring Tool across the Republic of Ireland with new CSO data available at Garda Divisionional level for the second quarter of 2015.


AIRO, in conjunction with NCG, have just re-launched their Historical Mapping Atlas for all 32 counties across the island of Ireland. The data contained within these online atlases include Irish Population Change data for every decade between 1841 and 2002 and Irish Famine Data relating to agriculture, population density and housing data between the years 1841 and 1851.


On Thursday July 9th the Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) with support from DECNR and DPER, held an information session on a proposal to introduce a public sector National Mapping Agreement (NMA) for Ireland.


In cooperation with Southside Partnership, AIRO have just launched a new socio-economic profile of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. The aim of the report is to provide Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown LCDC with a socio-economic profile of the county based on data from Census 2011.