What We Do

Data and enterprise, science and innovation surveys

The department undertakes a number of enterprise, innovation and science surveys and regularly publishes data in relation to its own activities and on Ireland's trade and enterprise performance.

These surveys and data releases are listed and can be accessed through the links below, and where relevant the time series include data formerly collected through Forfás surveys.

Statistics dashboard

The DETE Data Dashboard presents economic indicators across the areas of employment, enterprise and innovation. 

Enterprise agency Annual Employment Survey (AES)

Annual Employment Survey 2023

Enterprise agency Annual Business Survey of Economic Impact (ABSEI)

Annual Business Survey of Economic Impact 2022

Trade statistics

Summary of Ireland's Trade Performance

Employment permits

Latest data on employment permits issued

Statistical quality and methodology

Statistical quality and methodology for AES and ABSEI surveys