Population of Ireland

The population of Ireland is still lower than it was before the Great Famine of the 1800s.
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Notes:
This chart shows the historical population of the area currently controlled by the Republic of Ireland
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level 73
Sep 4, 2018
Nice chart. I've been incorrectly telling people it was 8 million in the 1800's and now is only 3 million. I"ll have to edit my anecdotes.
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level 65
Sep 5, 2018
Yes the population has been creeping upwards over the last couple of decades in particular. This is due to a combination of returning emigrants and new inhabitants. Since about 1990 (coincidentally (?) following the Rep of Ireland football team's first appearance in the World Cup Finals), the country seems to have been "discovered" as a decent place to be. We've had a few ups and downs during this period, but generally speaking we're still up and running!