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News from Ireland: Marriages Up, Births Down
in Latest Irish Statistics

Marriage is on the increase in Ireland but birth rates are falling, according to a report by the Central Statistics Office. Almost 19,000 couples exchanged vows in 1999 (up 1,700 on the previous year), while the birth rate dropped for the first time in four years. Almost half of last year’s births were to first-timeRead more..