It seems that Ireland is the midst of a baby boom.
Apparently the economic situation has contributed to this boom as poorer career opportunities coupled with lower house prices and rents allow couples to afford bigger and more family friendly housing.
According to the Irish Central Statistics Office Irish women have the highest birth rate in Europe at 2.1 babies per woman. This considered to be the level at which a population is able to remain the same size in the long term (excluding the effects of immigration). But is much higher than other European countries.
Chidren are our biggest investment in the future and it looks like Ireland has a booming future ahead.