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Gene Kerrigan: This is Enda's 'freedom' for our children

Kenny wants us to 'wave goodbye' to the IMF, but parents are waving goodbye to their kids, writes Gene Kerrigan

Published 22/01/2012 | 05:00

IN 2002, there were 60,521 births here. If everyone has been doing their duty in these long winter evenings, there should be about 74,000 children born in this country in 2012.

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That figure might be down a bit, given the increasing emigration of young people (who are more active in these matters, if memory serves).

Who knows -- enthused by the prospects facing Robbie Keane and the lads in UEFA 2012, we might see a jump in the birth rate, with a significant proportion of the offspring named 'Giovanni'.

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