One thing that Irish people were very good at back in pre-Famine days was making babies. And it looks as if we haven't forgotten how to do it, with Ireland's population once again growing faster than that of most EU countries.
Despite these exertions, the republic's population still stands at a little over 4.5 million people, and regardless of our reproductive best we won't exceed the pre-Famine numbers, based on actuarial trends, for another 30...
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