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Thread: Ireland is undergoing a 'Baby Boom'

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    Default Ireland is undergoing a 'Baby Boom'

    RTÉ News: Birth rate at highest level for 30 years

    Supposedly Ireland has its highest birth rate in 30 years. Is this one of the positive signs of the recession? We some of our contenental neighbours i.e Germany, France and Belgium with aging populations trying to encourage such a boom. The question that we have ask is have our politicians got the foresight to cater for these children in school construction ect. and possibly use this 'boom' to our economic advantage so we may possibly have Celtic Tiger v2.0

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    This is good news. Congratulations to all the new parents reading P.ie.

    To answer your question: no.
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    Whats the ethnic mix of these kids being born. Was in the rotunda last week, a lot of the preggers mothers were chinese and eastern europeans.

    I reckon the baby bubble is caused because of the influx of young people from abroad in the last few years. Most immigrants would have been in their child baring years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanmacc View Post
    have our politicians got the foresight to cater for these children in school construction ect. and possibly use this 'boom' to our economic advantage so we may possibly have Celtic Tiger v2.0
    I believe the plan is to get the parents to emigrate so that we don't have to provide schools to cater for them.
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    It is very good news. There'll be plenty of people to pay for NAMA and pensions.

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    Nothing new. Poverty goes hand in hand with higher birth rates, contradictory though that sounds.

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    These statistics are a tiny bit misleading. If you want to measure population growth surely you should be measuring it in percentage terms which would require the introduction of the current population as a variable. The population was 800,000 lower in 1980 than it is today so the same number of births today as then is a much lower birth rate, though one variable is the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceMax View Post
    It is very good news. There'll be plenty of people to pay for NAMA and pensions.
    By doing what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hound View Post
    By doing what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hound View Post
    By doing what?

    By working in a 'competitive' Ireland where wages are low and taxes are high.

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