Statistics Irish birth rates continue to fall

Migration Facts Ireland

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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.

THE IRISH BIRTH rate has fallen for a fifth successive year according to new figures.

The CSO’s annual Vital Statistics Report for 2014 shows a steady decrease in both births and deaths from 2013.

Interestingly, the Irish marriage rate is going the other way, with a 7% increase being seen between 2013 and 2014.

Currently, the Irish population stands at 4,609,600 people.