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# population - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Global population forecast to peak by 2064 before shrinking at end of century

Most countries will not be able to maintain current populations by the end of the century.

# population - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Ireland's population has risen this year, but more Irish people are leaving than returning

Over 4.9 million people now live in the country.

# population - Thursday 22 August, 2019

The native Irish population was in centuries of decline before the Vikings came along

Scientists from Queen’s University Belfast have analysed data from over 800 years.

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.

# population - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

More people are returning to Ireland than leaving for the first time since 2009

Net outward migration of Irish nationals peaked at 29,600 in 2012.

# population - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Kildare has 40% fewer gardaí than any other part of the country

Fianna Fáil TD Frank O’Rourke is asking for a reallocation or redistribution of resources to Kildare.

# population - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

China relaxed its one-child policy - now there's a baby boom

Almost 12 million Chinese babies were born in the first eight months of the year.

# population - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Demand for every kind of health service in Ireland is set to go through the roof in the next 13 years

According to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) Ireland’s rapidly growing (and ageing) population will create a huge demand for healthcare by 2030.

# population - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

About a fifth of us aged 35 today will be physically disabled in 30 years

New research suggests that roughly one in four European women and one in six men are expected to be living with a physical disability by 2047.

# population - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Ireland will need 550,000 more homes and 660,000 more jobs for extra 1 million people by 2040

From today until 3 November, the public can make written submissions on the government’s national planning framework.

# population - Thursday 22 June, 2017

The world population will reach nearly 10 billion by 2050

Nigeria will overtake the United States by 2050 to become the third most populous country in the world.

# population - 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.

# population - Thursday 6 April, 2017

One in 10 Irish people say they have no religion, the second largest group behind Roman Catholics

Births, deaths and everything in between: Here’s what you need to know about Census 2016.

Why do we have a census? Here's what the statistics are used for

Some of the summary results from last year’s census will be published today.

# population - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Believe it or not, Ireland doesn't have enough politicians


# population - Monday 6 June, 2016

Turkish president says a woman's life is "incomplete" if she doesn't have children

He said that women’s careers should not be an “obstacle” to having children.

# population - Sunday 13 December, 2015

'The change in the global population over the next few years is unprecedented'

Though the overall global population will continue to grow for some time yet, the growth of the working-age population is slowing down pretty much everywhere.

# population - Saturday 31 October, 2015

What happens if you have a 2nd child in China? 'You'd become everyone’s punching bag'

A look at the policy that was revoked this week.

# population - Thursday 29 October, 2015

China is allowing people have more than one child

Couples will now be allowed two children.

# population - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Incredible pictures give unexpected perspective into how the most wealthy live

The highest paid CEOs in the United States make around 350 times what the average worker does.

# population - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Christians are leaving the faith in droves and the trend isn't slowing down

If the current trends continue beyond 2050 then by the year 2070 the world’s population of Muslims would roughly equal that of Christians.

# population - Monday 16 March, 2015

Could Ireland cope with a population of 10 million?

Possibly. But we need to get moving.

# population - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Ireland's fertility rate is below what's needed to sustain our population

It’s also still falling.

# population - Thursday 30 October, 2014

A lot of Chinese couples don't want a second child after all

The government relaxed its strict ‘one child’ policy last year, but fewer couples took advantage of it than expected.

# population - Thursday 18 September, 2014

There could be 11 BILLION people on earth by 2100

That’s a lot of people.

# population - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Only 16% of emigrants were unemployed before they left Ireland

Overall emigration by Irish citizens is down 20% from last year.

# population - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Low life expectancy for males who drop-out after the Junior Cert

The ESRI found a big gap between the life expectancy at age 20 and 35 for those with the lowest level of education and those with higher accolades.

# population - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

If Irish people had never emigrated to the US, Ireland would be pretty packed

Research estimates that instead of having 213 people per square mile, there would be 850.

# population - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Population of the Greater Dublin Area could grow by 400,000 over 20 years

The latest CSO figures also predict a ‘marked increase’ in the number of over 65s.

# population - 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.

# population - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Ireland has the highest birth, lowest death and greatest emigration rates in Europe

As of 1 January this year, Ireland’s official population was 4,591,100.

# population - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Want to have your say about growing old in Ireland?

An audience of up to 100 older people will have their say on the question ‘Are we minding an ageing population?’ tonight.

# population - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Ten people emigrate from Ireland every hour

The number of under-14s in Ireland now numbers over a million, but a person leaves the country every six minutes.

# population - Thursday 18 July, 2013

China now has 591 million Internet users

News figures show a 10 per cent rise in total internet use over a year – and 44 per cent of the population is now online.

# population - Monday 1 July, 2013

China passes law 'forcing' children to visit their parents

Experts are unclear about the measures will be enforced or how often visits are required.

# population - Friday 24 May, 2013

More blood donations needed to meet demand of ageing populations

A study shows that more blood donors will be needed in the future to cater for the ‘grey tsunami of ageing populations’ and the complex surgeries they will be getting.

# population - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Which county has the lowest disposable income per person?

New CSO figures also indicate that 15 per cent of all accommodation was vacant in 2011.

# population - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

'Alarmist' concerns about an ageing society do not justify welfare cuts

A series of papers on Europe was launched by the Lancent Medical Journal this week. It also found a growing disparity between male life expectancy in eastern and western Europe.

# population - Saturday 16 March, 2013

330 million abortions carried out in China since 1971

China says that its one child policy introduced int he early 1980s has prevented overpopulation and boosted economic development.

# population - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Concern in China over number of single males

Even worse, these men – dubbed “bare branches” – are deemed to represent a danger to social stability.

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