Sunday, September 1, 2013
Seven times more people currently fleeing austerity Ireland than communist Cuba per head of population.
In the year to April 2013, 89,000 Irish people emigrated to various countries, according the latest statistics published by the Central Statistics Office**. This equates to 1.939% of the total Irish population.
Cuba has a population almost three times that of Ireland, 11.5M compared to 4.6M, indicating that economic migration from Ireland is currently running at that of Cuba. That is a statistic that you won’t see in the US or Irish media.
In 2009, the equivalent figures indicated a ratio of five times more people fleeing Ireland than Cuba, so things continue to get worse in Ireland (or better in Cuba).
Posted by Alter P at Sunday, September 01, 2013