One person emigrating every 13 minutes
New figures show emigration is falling, but that one Irish person is still leaving Ireland every 13 minutes.
CSO figures show nearly 82,000 people left Ireland in the 12 months to April 2014, around half of whom were Irish.
Meanwhile immigration has risen by 8%, with 11,600 Irish people returning to the country last year.
For the first time, Irish women are now more likely to emigrate than men, with the UK and Australia the most likely destination for Irish emigrants.