Ageing In Ireland! In 2006, 468,000 people in Ireland were aged 65 or over. It is predicted that by 2041, this will rise to 1.4 million people. With the advances that have taken place in healthcare, more people are living much longer than ever before. One of the most fascinating facts is that 50% of female children born in Ireland today, could even live to be 100 years of age or older. For an illustrated look at the increase in the elderly population of Ireland, their life expectancy, healthcare, lifestyles, family life and finances, have a look at our infographic below.