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9429: IRELAND HAS HIGHEST PROPORTION OF UNDER-FIVES IN THE EU

Wednesday 10 July 2019
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Ireland’s long-standing baby boom means we now have the highest proportion of children under the age of five in the EU.

New figures from Eurostat show that at 8.3 per cent of the overall population - or 398,000 children – are pre-schoolers.

Grace Bolton of the European Commission office in Ireland says while Ireland currently occupies the top spot, Italy is at the bottom.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 20 seconds | Outwords: aged under five