Yes folks its a fact (or is it?) acc. to the CSO today we have the following:
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) today (21st September 2017) publishes Census 2016 Profile 7 Migration and Diversity. The report shows that, in April 2016, there were 535,475 non-Irish nationals living in the country, a 1.6% decrease on the 2011 figure of 544,357. The numbers of people holding dual citizenship (Irish-other country) increased by 87.4% to 104,784 persons.Press Statement Census 2016 Results Profile 7 - Migration and Diversity - CSO - Central Statistics Office
Does anyone else find these figures risible?
Because I do!
Do they seriously expect us to believe that the Foreign population of the State has declined in the last five years
- when anyone with two eyes in their head can see its increasing all the time....
Commenting, Deirdre Cullen, Senior Statistician, said: “This report gives a detailed insight into the many different nationalities living in Ireland, including their age profile, marital status, the languages they speak, and their educational and employment status. Non-Irish nationals and those with dual nationality are now well established in Irish society and communities throughout the country, and this report provides a wealth of information on their social and economic circumstances in April 2016.”
- but I don't believe you....