- Oct 30, 2015
I'll get the population projection figures tomorrow but theyre based on low, medium and high birth rates, and on low, medium and high net migration. The high birth rate and high net migration is where the 1 million figure increase, often quoted as up to 1 million. Not a target or as has been misconstrued as some crazy open border conspiracy theory.Ireland 2040 - National Planning Framework
So a million more people here by 2040, in order to help our economy grow.
That's why I posted this in the economy section, and not immigration.
If this kind of mass-immigration is deemed necessary for a strong economy, will there be an Ireland 2060 plan in 2040, which might plan for, say, two million more people by 2060, and will we need an Ireland 2080 plan then...
Where will these people come from? Where will they live when we already have a massive housing crisis? Will we be able to provide adequate healthcare for everyone? What happens if there's another big recession and we have so many more people to look after?
I worry about this direction. It seems to me like it puts the neoliberal agenda of the elites ahead of the societal wellbeing of the country.
Yes economies need to grow, but is there another way that doesn't involve such a massive influx of people?