The number of people aged 65 and over is expected to grow from its present one in eight to one in six. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Capacity problems currently facing hospitals, and evidently defying effective measures to resolve them, can only get far worse, if recent population a(...)

The study says life expectancy at birth will rise from 78.4 years to 82.9 years for men and from 82.9 years to 86.5 years for women by 2030. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Ireland’s population is set to increase by almost a quarter by 2030, with the major driver being inward migration, according to new projections by th(...)