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#Birth Rate

# birth-rate - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

There were 1,041 teenagers who became mothers in Ireland last year

The number represents a 5% decline and the HSE has welcomed the trend.

# birth-rate - Monday 10 July, 2017

By EU standards, Ireland is pumping out new babies

Ireland has the highest birth rate in the EU.

# birth-rate - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Islam is set to have as many followers as Christianity by 2060

Islam has 1.8 billion followers, but a Muslim baby boom is expected.

# birth-rate - Saturday 30 May, 2015

The Irish aren't making as many babies as they used to...

At present our birth rate isn’t high enough to replace our population. However, we’re also dying less and getting married more.

# birth-rate - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Irish people are having fewer babies, but still quite like getting married

The Fingal area of Dublin recorded the highest birth rate in the country with the lowest rate recorded in Mayo.

# birth-rate - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Ireland has highest birth rate of all 27 EU nations

New figures from the ESRI also show there were 1,217 sets of twins born last year, and 33 sets of triplets.

# birth-rate - Friday 30 August, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about the death of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney and the US moving closer to military intervention in Syria.

Birth rate declines by 9 per cent as marriages increase

The figures from the Central Statistics Office also showed that 36.5 per cent of total births in January to March were to parents outside marriage.

# birth-rate - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Births and deaths are down but marriages are up in Q3 2012 CSO

Births and deaths are down but marriages are up in Q3 2012

The highest percentage of births outside marriage or civil partnership was in Limerick, while the lowest was in Galway.

# birth-rate - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Ireland retains highest birth rate of any EU country

An ESRI study shows a larger proportion of the Irish population having children than any other EU member state.

# birth-rate - Friday 16 November, 2012

Birth rate falls, but Irish women remain Europe's most fertile

The average Irish woman will have 2.06 children in her childbearing years – more than anyone else in the European Union.

# birth-rate - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Young men around twice as likely to emigrate as women - report

An ESRI analysis of the Census 2011 data suggests that more than one in ten men aged in their 20s have left Ireland.

# birth-rate - Sunday 3 June, 2012

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The very best of the week’s writing from around the web…

# birth-rate - Thursday 31 May, 2012

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The Daily Fix: Thursday

Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# birth-rate - Saturday 12 May, 2012

2,700 texts per person sent in Ireland Statistics This post contains images

2,700 texts per person sent in Ireland

Latest Eurostat yearbook shows how we compare to our EU neighbours across a range of issues from household expenses to marriage and divorce.

# birth-rate - Friday 23 September, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know by 9am: Baby boom for Ireland, Palestine launches bid for statehood, and a case of spontaneous combustion in Galway…

# birth-rate - Friday 29 July, 2011

Ireland has one of highest birth and lowest death rates in EU

New demographic stats show Ireland has highest natural growth – as population of EU tops 502 million.

# birth-rate - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Ireland by numbers: The country's vital statistics

From births, to deaths, to unmarried parents – we look at the latest figures which make up the country.

# birth-rate - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

Ireland has highest birth rate in the EU

The latest ESRI data also shows an increase in the age of women giving birth as well as an increase in the amount of births by caesarean section.

# birth-rate - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Ireland's population to jump to 6.5 million by 2060

Ireland is going to see a population boom of 46 per cent in the next 50 years according to the EU’s statistics office, and we’re all going to be living longer too.

# birth-rate - Tuesday 27 July, 2010

A EUROSTAT survey released today shows that Ireland has the highest birth rate and lowest death rate in the EU.

Ireland’s birthrate was recorded as 16.85 per 1,000 inhabitants. The country closest to Ireland in terms of birthrate was the United Kingdom at 12.8, then France at 12.7, Cyprus 12.2 and Sweden 12.0.

The lowest birth rate was in Germany at 7.9, then Austria at 9.1, Portugal 9.4, Italy 9.5, and finally Latvia and Hungary – both 9.6 – per 1,000 inhabitants.

Ireland scored lowest on national death rate at 6.6 per 1,000 inhabitants, meaning that it is the country with the highest natural growth of population. The other countries that scored low on death rate were  Cyprus 6.7, Luxembourg 7.3 and Malta 7.8 per 1,000 people.

The highest scoring countries in terms of death rate were Bulgaria and Latvia both -3.6, Hungary -3.4 and Germany -2.3 per 1,000 people.

However, Ireland also had the highest rate of migration. Last year, 9% of the population emigrated.

The closest country to Ireland in term of outflow of people was Lithuania – but even their rate was less than half of Ireland’s.