Opinion Dan O'Brien

Sunday 28 May 2017

Ireland's demographic oddities are starting to return to normality

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
Dan O'Brien

Dan O'Brien

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

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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