Tuesday 24 January 2017

Population growth points to real challenges for our housing plan

Published 21/07/2016 | 02:30

People queue for the Working Abroad Expo in Dublin's RDS in early 2012. The population grew over the past half a decade despite migration Photo: Gerry Mooney
People queue for the Working Abroad Expo in Dublin's RDS in early 2012. The population grew over the past half a decade despite migration Photo: Gerry Mooney

Despite going through one of the worst recessions in Europe over the past decade, Ireland's population has continued to grow more rapidly than that of most other countries across the continent.

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The implications of packing more people onto this - still very sparsely populated - island are manifold. What the changing population says about rural Ireland and how people are housed are among the most important implications.

But before looking at those issues, consider last Thursday's unveiling of the first details of Census 2016 in the broader context.

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