Dáil Éireann - Volume 461 - 13 February, 1996

Written Answers. - Birth Statistics.

84. Dr. O'Hanlon asked the Minister for Health the number of births in this State in each of the years 1980, 1990 and 1994. [3040/96]

[968] Minister for Health (Mr. Noonan, Limerick East): The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the table below. The figures for 1980 and 1990 refer to live births which occurred during those years whereas the provisional figure for 1994 refers to live births registered during that year.

Number of Live Births

1980,1990 and 1994

1980

1990

1994*

Number

74,064

53,044

47,929

*Provisional figure.