Ireland is a country that has made rapid progress over the past century. What was once a poor third-world-nation is now a thriving land with a higher quality of life than many places in the United States. Ireland experienced a financial boom in the 2000s that was called the “Celtic Tiger.” At this time many homes and businesses were built and the country became a hotspot for commerce. Although Ireland was greatly affected by the Great Recession that started in 2007, the country has maintained a much higher standard of living than ever before in history.
Ireland is usually considered to be a somewhat traditional society yet there are changing demographics due to immigration that has resulted in much more diverse cultural population than in past decades. As Ireland’s quality of life increases life span, and more and more young people earn educations and higher earning potentials, Ireland’s future seems prepared to be far brighter than in past decades.
Below is a list of demographics in the Republic of Ireland at the present time.