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Close-up Census figures are revealing

New figures released this week from the 2011 Census suggest that the Catholic population of the North is set to grow at the expense of the Protestant population. In December last year the Census was published, revealing that the Protestant population of Northern Ireland now stood at 48 per cent, while the Catholic population was […]

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West Belfast top of Irish-speaking chart

The West is definitely the place to go if you want it authentically Irish – and that’s official. But it’s no longer the Gaeltacht areas of the West of Ireland that are top of the Gaeilgeoir pops, but our very own West Belfast. The North’s latest census figures for the numbers of Irish speakers at […]

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