Initial results from the 2016 Census show that more people are shagging and having babies in Ireland.

Also taking into account the number of people popping their clogs, emigrating, and immigrating, the results show a net increase of 3.7% in the population.

The biggest fall in population was in Donegal, however – not because of a lack of shagging, but because most of the county has taken the train elsewhere.

The findings from the Central Statistics Office are preliminary, with detailed drill-downs such as ‘how many bottles of football special are there per household’ not expected until March 2017.