From an article in today's Irish Times
And the start of the articleAlmost 20% of Galway's citizens are non-Irish
Now, to me 78 + 2 + 3 + 2 = 85ALMOST ONE-FIFTH of Galway city’s population describes itself as non-Irish in a new atlas of socio-economic trends.
Just over 78 per cent of residents are “white Irish”, while almost 2 per cent are “white Irish Traveller” and almost 3 per cent are “Black Irish”, the atlas published today by the Galway City Development Board states.
Almost 2 per cent are “Asian Irish” and just over 11 per cent are “other white”. Some 2 per cent of the population did not state what ethnic or cultural background it represented in the 2006 Census which was used to compile the atlas. The publication shows that population growth has levelled off somewhat in what has been described over the last decade as Europe’s fastest growing city of its size.
So, 15% are non-Irish. And it's a stretch to call 15% nearly 20%.
And it's much closer to 1 in 6 or 1 in 7 than 1 in 5.
Is it too much to expect more from the Irish Times?