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Number Of People Who Travelled To Ireland Decreased 97.1% Year-On-Year In June

By Dave Simpson

New data from the CSO has revealed that 57,100 people journeyed to Ireland from overseas in June while 73,900 people departed the country. The former figure is 97.1% less than the figure recorded for the same month in 2019 and the latter figure is 96.4% less.

Air Vs. Sea

As reported by The Irish Times, 40,200, or 70.4%, of the people who arrived to Ireland last month travelled to the country by air and 16,900, or 29.6%, arrived by sea, while 53,100, or 71.8%, of the people who departed the country left by air and 20,800, or 28.2%, left by sea.

Departure Point And Destination Data

32,300, or 56.6%, of the people who arrived to the country in June came by cross-channel routes, 18,300, or 32.1%, came by continental routes, 3,800, or 6.6%, came by transatlantic routes, and 2,700, or 4.8%, came by other overseas routes.

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Meanwhile, 36,800, or 49.8%, of the people who departed Ireland last month did so via cross-channel routes, 33,300, or 45%, left via continental routes, 2,500, or 3.3%, left via transatlantic routes, and 1,300, or 1.8%, left via other overseas routes.

32,300 people arrived to Ireland from Britain in June, 4,400 arrived from the Netherlands and 3,900 arrived from Germany, while 36,800 journeyed from Ireland to Britain, 6,600 journeyed to Germany and 6,200 journeyed to the Netherlands.

First Six Months Statistics

During the first half of 2020, 3,186,700 people arrived to Ireland from overseas and 3,173,300 people departed the country. The former figure is 65.9% less than the figure recorded for the same period last year and the latter figure is 66.6% less.

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