Ireland could well be on the cusp of another baby boom, according to new figures from 11850 Directory Enquiries, which saw a massive increase in callers looking for dating agencies.

Figures from the company’s Autumn call lists has seen calls for dating agencies increase by a staggering 2650 percent. In line with the romance theme, it has reported a 44 percent increase in calls looking for jewellery designers, 31 percent increase in callers looking for details on priests and clergy and a 45 percent rise in callers looking for wedding cars.

Colin Lewis, 11850′s chief marketing officer said the figures offered an “interesting window into the next stage in the lives of Irish people.

“When the nation makes a big decision, they come to us to get the numbers they need to call to get their plans rolling,” he added.