Record number of immigrants

Short report from Brian Lavery at the New York Times.

“Ireland recorded its highest immigration figures on record in the year to April, when 47,500 people moved into the country. Irish people returning home from abroad continue to make up the largest group of immigrants, 38 percent of the total, and more immigrants came from England than anywhere else. Emigration fell for the third consecutive year, to 18,800 people. A census in April found the Irish population at 3.9 million, the highest since 1871.”

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