66.7% of population stayed within 10km of home during the week ending 12 February 1 week ago

66.7% of population stayed within 10km of home during the week ending 12 February

Dublin was the county with the highest percentage of the population staying "local" at 79.7%.

66.7% of the population of Ireland stayed local (meaning within 10km of home) during the week ending 12 February.

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This is according to stats released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), which found that Dublin continues to be the county with the highest percentage of the population staying local (79.7%) on week ending.

This is down to its "urbanised nature" and access to services compared to other counties, according to the CSO.

Mayo and Roscommon, with low levels of urbanisation, have the lowest percentage of persons staying within 10km of home.

The figures released found that all counties showed decreases in those staying within 10km of home from the week ending 5 February 2021 to the week ending 12 February, with Roscommon decreasing the most, indicating some relaxation of mobility behaviour.

Based on current lockdown rules, people in Ireland are only allowed travel more than 5km from their houses for essential reasons.

The above figures are based on statistical analysis of anonymised, aggregated, mobile phone activity records.

Speaking on Sunday night, Leo Varadkar said that 100,000 vaccinations will take place in Ireland this week and there will be 250,000 vaccinations each week from April.

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"Summer should be better", he said.