And it shows there are more Meath men and women than ever before

12.9% more to be exact

Meath has seen the second biggest population growth in the country, an increase of 12.9% to 220,296 people.

The preliminary results of Census 2022 also show the population of Louth has grown by 7.9% to 139,100 people.

The country now has a population of 5.1 million, an increase of 7.6% since the 2016 census.

The population of the State is now at its highest level since the census of 1841

The chart below shows all the Meath detail;