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#Death Rate

# death-rate - Monday 10 July, 2017

By EU standards, Ireland is pumping out new babies

Ireland has the highest birth rate in the EU.

# death-rate - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Over 100 animals die in Dublin Zoo in two years (including some critically endangered ones)

Giraffes, penguins and white rhinos are among the 108 animals to die at the zoo.

# death-rate - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Simple questionnaire can predict a person's risk of dying in next five years

Factors like a person’s usual walking speed are used to calculate their score.

# death-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.

# death-rate - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

As unemployment rates rise, the risk of suicide increases

A study found that both men and women of all ages were equally vulnerable to the effects of rising unemployment.

# death-rate - Monday 14 July, 2014

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# death-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.

# death-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.

# death-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.

# death-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.

# death-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.