Jack and Emily were again the most popular baby names registered in 2014, according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office.

Jack has had the top position every year since 2007 and Emily has been at number one since 2011. 

Jack, James, Daniel, Conor and Seán have been the top five boys' names since 2007, with four of those names in the top five since 1998.

It is the fourth year in a row that Emily has been the most popular name for girls.

Sophie, Emma, Grace and Ava were the next most popular names in 2014. 

Henry, Hugo, Ollie and Luca were four first-time entries to the top 100 for boys.

Annie and Isla were two first-time entrants to the top 100 for girls.

Girls are given a wider variety of names than boys, with 4,586 girls' names registered compared to 3,486 boys' names.

There were 67,462 births registered in 2014, with 34,785 males and 32,677 females, a fall of 1,468 births on 2013.

The 2014 total is 8.6% higher than in 2004, when 61,684 births were registered.

The average age of mothers for births registered in 2014 was 32.3 years.

Over a third of births in 2014 were outside marriage, with 57.7% of the births outside marriage to cohabiting parents.

Births to mothers of Irish nationality accounted for 77.7% of the births in 2014.

There were 29,095 deaths registered in 2014, a fall of 3.1% from 2013. This equates to a death rate of 6.3 per 1,000 population.

There were 249 infant deaths registered, giving an infant mortality rate of 3.7 per 1,000 live births.

More marriages took place in 2014 than the year before, with 22,045 marriages registered last year. This was 1,365 more than in 2013.