Ireland


Can we always trust the statistics we read?

Shannon Roberts | 15 February 2013

While perhaps not strictly demography, his latest article in The Telegraph is also an interesting critique of how widely circulated and believed statistics can turn out to be quite wrong.  He points out in his opinion piece yesterday the fairly shocking news that the image of the Magdalene laundries in Ireland promoted by the media has been found to be quite false:


Who will care for Ireland’s elderly?

Shannon Roberts | 28 October 2012

Ireland is the latest country to recognise and tackle the problems of an aging population head on.  On Thursday last week a research report was released which considers what the future demand for care will be from the ever increasing elderly population in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.


Luck of the (growing) Irish

Marcus Roberts | 04 April 2012

After being hit hard by the GFC and the bursting of a massive property bubble, you would think that the Irish would be pessimistic about the future.  Bu the latest census figures for the Irish republic show that the Irish are still extremely confident – so confident that they are prepared to bring more and more Irish babies into the world.


Demographic conference in Ireland to debate global issues

Shannon Buckley | 05 August 2011
The International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) biennial conference this month is on "The Demography of Ageing and Official Statistics". The conference will include discussion of the extent and characteristics of population ageing and its impact on all aspects of social and economic policy across the World.
 

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