Housing supply warning on Arranmore Island after 13% jump in population

Accommodation is becoming an issue for Ireland’s islands as they attempt to capitalise on the move to remote working

22nd April, 2021
Housing supply warning on Arranmore Island after 13% jump in population
Arranmore Island in Co Donegal has seen its population increase from up from 469 to 529, bucking a century-old trend. Photo: Getty

After a century-long population decline, Arranmore in Co Donegal has recorded a 13 per cent increase in the number of people living on the island – a trend that islanders say has occurred despite housing shortages.

A recent headcount conducted by Arranmore’s Island Community Council found that the island’s population has increased significantly since the last census in 2016, up from 469 to 529.

It comes after a major campaign to attract people to live...

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