Almost 1,600 population last census. Small numbers in small places like that have a big impact.
I see now how the change in sweden was so abrupt. Literally at the numbers involved the irish people have weeks to turn this around.
And if the hard, messy work of deportation does not occur then there will still be trouble. Never underestimate how much worse it could get…damage limitation is always worthwhile. The impacts are beyond our own generations