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Ireland sees sharp rise in Muslims

02 January 2014 | by Sarah Mac Donald in Dublin | Comments: 0

In 30 years’ time Ireland will be a more religiously diverse country and Islam will be the second largest religion according to latest predictions from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). A significant increase in the non-Catholic population is predicted for the Republic by 2046 which will see not only the Muslim population increase but also the number of people of no religion and the number of Orthodox Christians.  The report, “Population and Labour Force Projections 2016-2046”, presents population projections under a number of contrasting scenarios relating to future trends in migration, fertility and mortality for each year from 2011 to 2046.The 2011 census figures reveal that 3.8 million people or 84 per cent of the population identify themselves as Catholic, 9 ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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