Ireland has 3rd highest rate of pharmacists in EU

Ireland has the third highest rate of pharmacists in the European Union.

New figures from Eurostat show that we have 118 per 100-thousand inhabitants.

The stats reveal however we are way down the European dentist league with 60 per 100-thousand while the ratio of physiotherapists here is just 55 for every 100-thousand of the population.

Ruth Deasy of the EU office in Dublin, says pharmacy appears to be a popular profession in Ireland: