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Population could reach pre-Famine levels by 2040s


Drogheda445

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New figures and projections from the CSO state that the Irish population could reach pre-famine levels by the 2040s, with projections indicating an increase to 6.7 million by 2046.

Baby boom, longer lives put nation on course for pre-Famine population level - Independent.ie

The recent baby boom means that the number of primary school children could increase by up to 20% by 2021, an increase of 100,000. Ireland's fertility rate currently stands at 2.1 children per woman, the highest in the EU.

The population is also projected to age rapidly in the coming decades, with the number of people over 65 increasing to 1.4 million by 2046, and the number of people over 80 reaching nearly half a million.

However, life expectancy is projected to grow, from 77.9 years to 85.1 years in men and 82.7 years to 88.5 years in women.

Emigration currently exceeds immigration, with net emigration of about 34,500 last years. Optimistic forecasts project a return to net inward migration by 2016, and the gloomiest forecasts projecting continued net emigration until 2021.
 


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The only way this can happen is if climate change prompts (which is also more or less a nonsense concept!) it! Even allowing Bulgarians and Romanians full SW access would be unlikely to do it!
 

General Urko

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Our own educated are leaving as quick as they can! These figures are absolute nonsense!
 

Dame_Enda

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The man on the news yesterday said that's the optimistic projection.
 

GabhaDubh

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Are these the jobs, jobs, jobs that are promised, teachers and healthcare workers
 

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Has news reached Perth yet about this ?

More nonsense from the institutional state.
 

Chadster

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The population stands at 6.3 million as it is, I would of thought it would be much higher than 6.7 by 2040's.
 

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The population stands at 6.3 million as it is, I would of thought it would be much higher than 6.7 by 2040's.
they're referring to the republic of Ireland only. The Island of Ireland could be tipping at 10 million in 2046 which would put us up there with Belgium and/or the netherlands
 

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The population stands at 6.3 million as it is, I would of thought it would be much higher than 6.7 by 2040's.
Your referring to the whole island's population. The current population of the Republic is 4.6 million or thereabouts, so it would be an increase of over 2 million.
 

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they said population of the nation, not the state. When they talk about the pre famine population are they only counting the 26 counties?
 

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they're referring to the republic of Ireland only. The Island of Ireland could be tipping at 10 million in 2046 which would put us up there with Belgium and/or the netherlands
No, just Belgium.

But it would take us up an unofficial and completely arbitrary rank.

Top rank: Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain all 40M or over

Second rank: Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Sweden, Austria, all 10-20M

Also rans: everyone else with a small population, late joiners to the party or having an underdeveloped economy (which I realise is unfair).
 
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they said population of the nation, not the state. When they talk about the pre famine population are they only counting the 26 counties?
In total, the Irish population, which was 4.58 million
It's pretty clear where and what the Sindo defines Ireland and the Irish as.
 

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What's interesting is there is no breakdown of what the nationality of the future population will be. i.e. how many people will identify as 'Irish' and how many will define themselves as 'british', 'arab', 'african' or 'caribean' peoples who happen to live in Ireland
 

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Never, ever, ever in history have population predictions like this been accurate.
 

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Time travelling partitionists, bunch of retards.
The CSO's current jurisdiction is limited to the 26 counties, so they base their growth figures on those 26 counties. A situation which may change as the border becomes less relevant(perhaps non existent given the rapid decline of the protestant % of the NI population)
 

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Never, ever, ever in history have population predictions like this been accurate.
In the 1970's it was predicted that Dublin would have a metro population of circa 2mil in 40 years. An entirely accurate prediction by all accounts.
 

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