A new report produced by the Central Statistics Office in Dublin shows that Ireland is second only to Cyprus in the percentage increase of population within the EU between 1995 and 2004. The CSO report, titled `Measuring Ireland’s Progress,’ makes a number of observations that underline significant social change in Irish society. The average householdRead more..
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Marriage is on the increase in Ireland but birth rates are falling, according to a report by the Central Statistics Office. Almost 19,000 couples exchanged vows in 1999 (up 1,700 on the previous year), while the birth rate dropped for the first time in four years. Almost half of last year’s births were to first-timeRead more..
Ireland has long been famed as the land of the céad míle fáilte or “hundred thousand welcomes,” but it may be a case of céad míle insults for some visitors, if recent reports of racist attacks are anything to go by. From increasing physical attacks in some areas of Dublin to mass protests around theRead more..