Ireland has sixth highest proportion of foreigners (11.8 per cent)
Poles, British, Lithuanians, the largest nationalities living in State, according to Eurostat.
In UK it’s 7.9 per cent
Nearly one in eight people living in Ireland comes from abroad, according to Eurostat.
It said Ireland has the sixth highest proportion of foreign nationals at 11.8 per cent of the population.
The EU statistics agency’s figures are based on data from January 2014.
Poles are the largest grouping of non-nationals in Ireland at 22 per cent (or 118,042), followed by British 21 per cent (115,658); Lithuanians seven per cent (35, 617) and Latvians (20, 086) and Nigerians (19, 727) four per cent each.
The EU country with the highest proportion of foreign residents population is Luxembourg with 45.3 per cent.
Cyprus 19.5 per cent; Latvia, Latvia 15.2 per cent; Estonia 14.9 per cent and Austria 12.5 per cent.
In Britain 7.9 per cent of the population is overseas nationals.
In Poland it is 0.3 per cent; Romania, 0.4 per cent; and Croatia and Lithuania, 0.8 per cent.
Poles are the largest community of non-nationals in 10 member states, Germans occupy in nine, Italians and Romanians in eight.
Here in the UK there are three-quarters of a million Poles, the largest group of non-nationals, followed by Indians, Irish (336, 780), Pakistanis, and Lithuanians.
Overall, foreign citizens accounted for 6.7 per cent of EU residents, of a population of 506.8m, in January last year.
Of that population 472.8 million were EU nationals with 34.1 million foreign citizens of whom 14.3 million were citizens of another member state and 19.8 million non-EU citizens.
Generally, the largest group of foreign residents in each EU member state is made up of citizens of another EU member state and/or of a neighbouring country.
Belgium, Ireland, Cyprus, Luxembourg and Slovakia were the only five member states where there were fewer citizens of non-EU countries than citizens of another member state.
In Ireland 8.1 per cent of non nationals are from EU member states with 3.7 per cent from outside the EU.
For more visit www.ec.europa.eu/eurostat