CSO STATS SHOW IRISH MUMS HAVING FIRST CHILD AT 30 YEARS OLD

New figures show Irish mums are getting older.

According to the CSO the average age of first time mothers is 30-point-8, up point-2 years from 2015.

Married women leave it later to have a baby, with unmarried mums having their first child at the average age of 28-and-a-half.

Births fell by almost 4 per cent at the end of 2016 to 16,458 meanwhile deaths rose by 4%.

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