Demographics of Ireland
The total population of Ireland on Census Day, 23 April 2006, was 4,234,925, an increase of 317,722, or 8.1% since 2002.
The single largest group of immigrants comes from the United Kingdom (112,548) followed by Poland (63,267), Lithuania (24,628), Nigeria (16,300), Latvia (13,319), the United States (12,475), China (11,161), and Germany (10,289).
The official languages are Irish and English. With increased immigration into Ireland, there has been a substantial increase in the number of people speaking languages (the top ten listed) such as Polish, Greek, Lithuanian, Latvian, Spanish, Cantonese, Japanese, Mandarin, Hindi and Arabic.
Irish National Institutions for Language
Foras na Gaeilge
Seán O' Cearnaigh, Programme manager
Pádraig Ó Riagáin
Teach an Gheata Thiar
BT1 6ED Béal Feirste