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When is Ireland's favourite time to get married, born and... em, die?

A quick look at Ireland’s vital stats from the last decade…
Oct 9th 2011, 10:30 AM 2,470 14

IRELAND’S HAD A rocky ride over the past decade: we managed to punch above our weight economically for a while, raise our profile internationally and have a bit of a knees up… before being brought right back down to Earth again.

But in between the whirl of Celtic Tiger excesses and recessionary woes, life still went on. So we’ve taken a look at Ireland’s vital statistics from 2000 – 2011, asking: just when is our favourite time to be born, get married and shuffle off this mortal coil?

All figures sourced from the Central Statistics Office

Article image: Rob and Stephanie Levy/Creative Commons

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Jennifer Wade

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