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    Default Population could reach pre-Famine levels by 2040s

    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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    I would welcome it

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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!

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

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    The man on the news yesterday said that's the optimistic projection.
    Save the 27th

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    Are these the jobs, jobs, jobs that are promised, teachers and healthcare workers
    The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.”—Albert Einstein.

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    Has news reached Perth yet about this ?

    More nonsense from the institutional state.
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadster View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadster View Post
    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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