New statistics from the CSO for the first quarter of 2010 show a nationwide drop of 1.3% in the number of births compared to the same period last year. 34% of these were outside marriage.
The highest proportion of births outside wedlock was in Limerick, with a whopping 62%. Given the social problems already in existence in that city, does this statistic point to possibly more difficulties in the future?
Birth and death rates decline - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 14, 2010