Tuesday 21 February 2017

Ireland's demographic oddities are starting to return to normality

Published 16/07/2015 | 02:30

A long-term demographic difference between Ireland and most of the rest of Europe is the number of babies we have
A long-term demographic difference between Ireland and most of the rest of Europe is the number of babies we have

Ireland has the highest birth rate in Europe, the second-lowest death rate and fifth-highest rate of net outward migration.

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The country's extraordinary population dynamics - in fertility, mortality and mobility - have long marked it out as an unusual case among its peers.

That continues to this day.

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