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Ireland's vital statistics also show the birth rate continues to fall

31st May, 2017
Every newborn baby will be assigned their own unique health number Pic: Getty

- The number of births registered last year was 63,897, down three per cent on 2015 and nearly 15 per cent fewer than in 2010

- Last year, Ireland had a birth rate of 13.7 per 1,000 of population compared to 15.2 a decade earlier

- Four-fifths of deaths registered last year were among people aged 65 years or over while cancers and heart disease accounted for 61 per cent of deaths. Deaths due to accidents, suicide and other external causes accounted for 4.4...

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