« BackNumber of Irish emigrants returning home increased by over half since last year

CSOThe number of Irish emigrants returning home has increased by over half since last year.

According to the CSO, 21,000 people returned from abroad since April 2015 – an increase of 74 percent.

The figures are likely to be driven by the numbers in employment – which have increased.

The CSO says the number of people leaving Ireland for other countries has also gone down.