The population demographic of any country is the future but it seems to avoid any sensible media scrutiny for some odd reason. Take this statistic;
25% of all babies delivered during Ireland’s baby boom were from women born outside the country.
Figures show Ireland had the highest birth rate in Europe in 2009 and almost 24% of births were to the country’s “new Irish”. The figure was 17% four years earlier.
There is a troubling truth here that needs pointed out. The ONLY reason why Ireland’s fertility rate is at replacement level is because of these births to non-Nationals. Ireland’s own indigenous population is below replacement level, a feature it shares with all other European countries. So the Irish population declines even as the birth rate rises – a suitable memorial to the multicultural “dream” embraced by the Irish political elite. Given the parlous state of the Irish economy, one wonders how it can afford such financial generosity to so many from outside the Republic?