70,499 PPS numbers have been issued so fat this year to Non Irish in Ireland. Jan - Oct 2009.
The total number of PPS numbers issued this year have been 144,345, so nearly 50 of all PPS numbers issued have been for immigrants.
Furthermore the numbers have remained steady at around 14,000 per month.
Infact October was the 3rd Highest month for PPS numbers to be issued.
So where is all this talent coming form?
Some of the highest numbers are from below,
2243 - USA
1725 - NI
2982 - ENGLAND
2298 - SPAIN
2281 - ROMANIA
12582 - POLAND
744 - PAKISTAN
710 - MAURITUS
2008 - INDIA
1623 - HUNGARY
1820 - GERMANY
931 - AUSTRALIA
Even 1 Person from MADAGASCAR !
Personal Public Service Numbers -Allocation By Nationality-All Countries 2009PPSNTopicsThe Department of Social and Family Affairs