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Irish-born population in England and Wales falls sharply in last decade

The number of Irish-born people living in England and Wales fell by almost 125,000 in the last decade, according to the first detailed figures to emerge from last year’s census in Britain and Northern Ireland.

Wed, Dec 12, 2012, 12:01

   

The number of Irish-born people living in England and Wales fell by almost 125,000 in the last decade, according to the first detailed figures to emerge from last year’s census in Britain and Northern Ireland. However, the figures will, naturally, not account for the significant rise in emigration to Britain that has taken place in the last 18 months.

Read Mark Hennessy’s analysis of the census figures in today’s Irish Times here.

In other emigration news today, Kerry chairman Patrick O’Sullivan has said “radical solutions” must be found to prevent GAA teams from losing any more players to emigration. Read more in Ian O’Riordan’s report here