Future of Dublin Region Under Microscope

February 28, 2012 Updated: February 28, 2012

Dublin’s Lord Mayor, Andrew Montague, launched a new initiative called ‘Changing Faces – Shifting Sands’ at the Mansion House, Dawson St. today.

The Report analyses the demographic changes in the greater Dublin Region and makes recommendations for Dublin’s future based on Eurostat data. One of the report findings projects the capital’s population will increase by almost 50 per cent from 4.5 million in 2010 to 6.5 million in 2060. 

Commissioned by Dublin City Council as part of its “Think Dublin” programme it focuses on key trends in the structure and the movement of the population. 

According to Dublin City Council, in the last number of years a ‘baby boom’ has resulted in one of the highest birth rates in the EU-27. This means the number of people in the over 65 age group is set to double by 2035, requiring “careful policy planning across domains including pensions, health and care services, housing and the development of technological solutions for independent living.”

These and other findings were discussed at a launch in Dublin’s Mansion House. Lord Mayor Andrew Montague, one of the contributors to the launch provocation said: “The challenge of Governance is the key to how we manage and address the other challenges in education, ageing, transport, business and jobs.”