Tackling Ireland’s growing birth dearth

A new study confirms that Ireland’s population is ageing fast, partly driven by a below-replacement level fertility rate. Iona Institute Director, David Quinn, was on Newstalk to discuss what, if anything, we can do about this. He said we need to debate the matter, and this needs to be led by young people who will be most severely affected if we need to increase taxation to pay for growing health and pension costs. He stated that we need to discuss policies aimed at enabling couples to have the number of children they want, which is more than they are having now.


A Newstalk report on David’s comment can be found here. If you scroll down you can listen to the actual item.