Ireland sees net inward migration for first time since 2009

Immigrants outnumbered emigrants by 3,100, CSO says

23rd August, 2016
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There has been a return to net inward migration in Ireland for the first time in seven years as the number of immigrants to the state rose to 79,300 in the year to April, outnumbering emigrants by 3,100, new CSO figures show.

"The combined migration changes resulted in net inward migration of 3,100 in April 2016 compared to net outward migration of 11,600 in the previous year," the CSO said.

The number of births in the period was 65,200 while...

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