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''The population is hugely important for decisions that arise for policy makers''

Ireland's population has risen above 5m for the first time since 1851. Figures released by the Ce...

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16.32 31 Aug 2021


''The population is hugely important for decisions that arise for policy makers''


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16.32 31 Aug 2021


Ireland's population has risen above 5m for the first time since 1851.

Figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Tuesday show how the combination of positive net migration and natural increase gave population growth of 34,000 in the year to April 2021 to push the population to an estimated 5.01m.

Joining Anton to discuss was Brian Ring, Senior statistician with the Central Statistics Office, John Fitzgerald Adjunct professor at University College Dublin and Ciara living in Dublin, who returned to Ireland 3 years ago after spending 7 years abroad...

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