Live register falls by over 1,600 locally over the past 12 months

The live register has fallen by over 1,600 (1,634) locally over the past 12 months.

But the latest figures from the CSO show over 8,000 (8,113) people are still signing on in Cavan and Monaghan.

All Social Protection Offices in the local area saw a decrease in numbers on the live register in March.

Overall, 8,113 are signing on locally.

4,499 are signing on in County Cavan, with another 3,614 in County Monaghan.

All offices saw a drop in numbers when compared with February, with 105 less signing on in March.