Republic's population breaks 4 million…

The CSO in Dublin has released figures that show the population of the Republic has reached record levels. John Fitzgerald of the ESRI told Radio Ulster this morning that immigration was a major driver for the growth, explaining that the new migrants fell into three roughly equal groups: returning nationals; other EU citizens; and people from outside the EU. He was keen to stress that a large proportion of immigrants were fitting into high value, highly skilled jobs.

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