Some 141,600 people immigrated to Ireland between April 2022 and April 2023, the highest immigration rate in 16 years.
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) today published its Population and Migration Estimates between April 2022 and April 2023.
The report found the population of the Republic of Ireland increased by 97,600 to 5.28 million, the largest 12-month increase since 2008.
It also found net migration to and from Ireland was 77,600, with 64,000 emigrating from Ireland and 141,600 immigrating into the country.
The immigration increase is the second successive 12-month period where over 100,000 people moved to Ireland and the highest increase in immigration in 16 years.
According to the CSO, 29,600 were returning Irish citizens, 26,100 were other EU citizens, and 4,800 were UK citizens.
The remaining 81,000 were immigrants from other countries, including approximately 42,000 Ukrainians.
A CSO reported published in July found 84,600 Ukrainians have immigrated to Ireland since the beginning of the country’s invasion by Russia.
There was an increase in 7,900 people emigrating out of Ireland between April 2022 and 2023 compared to the previous 12-month period.
1.5 million people are estimated to live in Dublin, accounting for 28.4% of the population.
806,300 people living in Ireland are now aged 65 and over, an increase in 153,900 since 2017.
The Annual Population and Migration Estimates up to the end of April 2023 are calculated by using the usually resident 2022 data from the Census of Population.
According to the CSO, migrant figures are “estimated using a number of sources”.