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# births - Monday 14 October, 2019

Number of births in Ireland continue to decrease as number of deaths increase

In 2018, a total of 61,901 births were registered in Ireland, down from 62,919 the year previous.

# births - Thursday 22 August, 2019

China's two-child policy has led to 5.4 million extra births, fewer than the government hoped

The country operated a strict one-child policy from 1979 to 2015.

# births - Friday 15 March, 2019

Slightly fewer births as death rate increases in third quarter of 2018 CSO

Slightly fewer births as death rate increases in third quarter of 2018

The average age of first-time mothers was 31, up 0.2 years from the same period in the previous year.

# births - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Number of births continues to decrease as average age of mothers rises CSO

Number of births continues to decrease as average age of mothers rises

Teenage births have more than halved in a decade and the number of twins being born has increased significantly.

# births - 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.

# births - Thursday 10 May, 2018

The percentage of 'perfect' births in first-time mothers is less than 1% - study

The study looked at over 8,000 pregnancies in women who hadn’t given birth before.

# births - Friday 23 February, 2018

Heart disease and cancer are the most common causes of death in Ireland

Here are the latest statistics on births, deaths and marriages.

# births - Thursday 13 April, 2017

The average age for Irish brides and grooms is getting older and older

For men it’s nearly 36 and for women it’s nearly 34.

# births - Saturday 8 April, 2017

More males are born in Ireland, but women are living longer

Some 53,000 more females than males were recorded in the Census 2016 results.

# births - 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.

# births - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Dublin's still beating Cork in the battle of the babies CSO

Dublin's still beating Cork in the battle of the babies

The number of marriages registered during the quarter was 3,539, of which 186 were same-sex marriages.

# births - Thursday 17 March, 2016

One third of women have their baby by caesarean section

A new report into maternity services says there are a number of reasons.

# births - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Fascinating statistics compare modern-day Ireland to the country in 1916

Births, deaths, marriages … and the most popular baby names.

# births - Saturday 24 October, 2015

# births - Sunday 19 July, 2015

Here is how many people were born, died or got married in Ireland last year

Last year Irish people had 25% more babies than they did in the year 2000.

# births - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Why are A LOT more twins and triplets being born in Ireland?

There has been a 36% increase in the number of twins born in Ireland over the period of a decade.

# births - Saturday 30 May, 2015

Teenagers are having a lot fewer children than they used to

There has been a 60% decline since 2001 in the number of 15- to 19-year-olds having children.

# births - Monday 23 March, 2015

# births - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

A dozen breech births at Drogheda hospital went unnoticed, but the man in charge is "confident it's safe"

The details have emerged following an RTÉ investigations Unit report.

# births - Saturday 29 November, 2014

# births - Monday 22 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Irish people watch a baby being born for the first time, and react predictably Call The Midwife

# births - Saturday 5 July, 2014

13 things you probably never knew about India

Hair, pollution, whiskey and babies – there’s a lot going on in India.

# births - Friday 30 May, 2014

Women in Ireland are having fewer children

Teen pregnancies are down too, according to the CSO.

# births - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Elmo from Love/Hate is a daddy again... It's the Dredge World Of Celebs

Elmo from Love/Hate is a daddy again... It's the Dredge

CUTE. All that and the rest of the day’s celebrity filth, in here.

# births - Friday 28 February, 2014

Shock! Irish people still love getting married

There were 7,760 marriages registered in Ireland between July and October last year.

# births - Friday 31 January, 2014

Mount Carmel will deliver its final baby today as 200 staff leave the hospital

The remainder of the total workforce expected to stay for another week or two.

# births - 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.

# births - Friday 30 August, 2013

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.

# births - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Three babies infected with MSSA at Derry hospital

The infants are said to be stable today as the hospital undertakes infection prevention and control measures, including a deep clean.

# births - 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.

# births - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Putin encourages Russian families to have an average of three children

Starting from next year financial benefits will be introduced for those who have a third child, the Russian President said.

# births - Friday 16 November, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# births - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Births, deaths and marriages all decreased in Q1 of 2012 - CSO

The Central Statistics Office have today released the Vital Statistics First Quarter 2012 report. Here’s what it said.

# births - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

One third of births in Ireland 'outside marriage'

The baby boom continues.

# births - Friday 8 June, 2012

Premature birth rates have fallen in just three countries over past 20 years - report

More than one in ten births in 2010 was premature.

# births - 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…

Baby boom: More babies born than in any year since 1891

The CSO has released new figures about births, deaths and marriages in Ireland – including how the average age of brides and grooms is now at a record high.

# births - Monday 30 April, 2012

More boys than girls born in Q3 2011

From the highest birth rate in Ireland to the average age of first time mothers, here’s what you need to know from the latest stats on births, deaths and marriages in Ireland.

# births - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Healthier lifestyles should be encouraged as world's population ages - WHO

The number of people aged over 60 will outnumber those aged under five for the first time over the next few years.

# births - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Ireland by numbers: births, marriages and deaths

The Irish Mammy is getting older…

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