Thursday, May 1, 2008

Ireland home to seven million by 2041

IRELAND'S population is set to climb to its highest level in 200 years and could reach a staggering seven million by the middle of the century, new figures reveal.We will be living longer but the country will be a much older one with the number of pensioners aged 65 and over expected to triple by 2041 -- posing major implications for pension funds and the burgeoning healthcare service.The Central Statistics Office projections emerged as Social and Family Affairs Minister Martin Cullen warned that one million workers would be forced to rely on the state pension as their main retirement income unless they act now.

1 comment:

The Reviewer said...

Is this just scaremongering tactics to get people to prop up the banks with pensions.