Only four EU countries have more rural dwellers than Ireland

Ireland's proportion of population in cities, towns and suburbs lower than EU average

31st May, 2016

Only four other EU countries have a greater proportion of people living in rural areas than Ireland -- where 42 per cent of the population lives rurally -- new new figures show.

Only Lithuania (48 per cent), Luxembourg (47 per cent), Slovakia (46 per cent), and Slovenia (50 per cent) had higher proportions of rural dwellers, while Denmark had the same -- 42 per cent.

In Ireland, 35 per cent of people live in cities compared to 60 per cent in...

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