Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan said, “the list of most popular names reflects the continued overall popularity of Irish-language names, such as Aoife and Finn. It is interesting, however, to look back to 1911, just five years before the Easter rising, when such names hardly registered at all, with John and Mary being the most popular baby names.”
He went on to add that “the 2016 figures also highlight that Ireland is nowadays very much a multicultural society, with Freya and Muhammad the highest new entries.”
This is how it started in England and France. Now Muhammad is the top boys name in many European countries. Next up sharia patrols in Dublin and Cork.