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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Survey

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# Get walking
'Sitting is the new smoking': Health experts warn that Irish adults are not active enough
A new survey finds that the 18-24 age group may be the least physically active amongst all adults.
# academic problems
Irish students are super-confident of landing a job. Finding somewhere to live is another matter
Irish third level students are far more confident of finding a job than during the recession, but the pressure to find accommodation is giving many sleepless nights.
# Planning ahead
UK to release its key Brexit policy papers 'in a few weeks'
Meanwhile, just 3% of Irish exporters have a Brexit plan in place, according to a new survey.
# Survey
Less than 5% of Irish people know what their weekly alcohol limit is
But over two-thirds of people said they were more aware of the harmful effects alcohol can have.
# Speaking out
Nearly half of us wouldn't feel comfortable discussing a mental health issue at work
That is according to the results of a new survey commissioned by One4All.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you check or use your phone while driving?
A new survey suggests that the Irish are the worst in Europe for messing with their phone while driving.
Starting salaries on the rise as graduate jobs market heats up
Survey from gradireland shows most employers questioned plan to hire college-leavers this year.
# Survey
Outside Dublin, house prices in Galway are rising at the fastest rate of any Irish city
The survey from Sherry Fitzgerald suggests that early indicators suggest a “positive impact of the help to buy scheme”.
# Survey
One in five young LGBT people say they still face bullying and harassment
The survey of over 4,000 members of the young LGBT community was part of a national State strategy.
# childhood obesity
Ireland still 'on course to become the most obese nation in Europe'
A new survey has found that at least one in five children are overweight or obese.
# fronting
Irish parents routinely lie about being a car's main driver to lower their children's premiums
Over 13% of parents have ‘fronted’ for their children’s insurance according to a new survey.
# future ireland
Pictures: How drones, turbines and virtual reality are changing Ireland
The Future Ireland report takes a look at Irish society by different themes each year.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you happy with the amount of exercise you're getting each day?
The average Irish person is getting just 48 minutes of moderate exercise each week.
# Results are In
60% of Club GAA players reject 'Super 8' championship structure
The controversial system was approved at Congress last month.
# oaty goodness
Flahavans fends off Dairy Milk and Tayto to claim top spot in vote for Ireland's favourite food brand
Love Irish Food favourites survey asked 2,150 people about their most-beloved foods.
# Rankings
Ireland drops three places in list of 'best countries'
We’re maybe not as great for foreign students as we like to make out.
# exploited
15% of workers in Galway's hospitality sector say they have been sexually abused at work
A study of 400 workers revealed how sex abuse and harassment is rife across the city.
U2 top Irish Rich List with a combined wealth of €645 million
Niall Horan, Graham Norton, Colin Farrell, Daniel O’Donnell, Michael Flatley, and Enya all feature.
# killer look
Almost one in 10 Irish women wear their seatbelt underarm to avoid ruining fake tan
A new study from the RSA shows that nearly one in three women wear their seatbelt incorrectly.
# furry passengers
"We weren't even allowed in the station!" - Is it possible to bring pets on Irish transport?
Croatian national Snjezana Frketic has travelled the world with her dog Onni – Ireland is the first place where she hasn’t been allowed to bring Onni on a train.
Forget Brexit, Irish people are still strongly in favour of the EU
Research has shown 80% of Irish people would vote in favour of remaining in the EU.
# due diligence
Poll: Is staying late at work to convince your boss you're a hard worker an acceptable thing to do?
A new report suggests that 37% of Irish professionals regularly stay late at work purely so they will look diligent in the eyes of their employer
# Teenage Kicks
Ireland's teenagers may not be as bad as all that
A new European survey shows that Ireland’s 15 and 16-year-olds are smoking and drinking a good deal less than their European counterparts.
# Macra na Feirme
80% of young farmers say they should have the right to bear arms
A new survey also shows half have been the victims of “rural crime”.
# Annual Ireland Hotel Survey
Hotel rooms more expensive across the country as wedding market bounces back “in a strong way”
The Crowe Horwath Annual Ireland Hotel Survey for 2015 shows that the average room rate for hotels across Ireland now stands at €92.15.
# Coming Home
Irish abroad: What are returning emigrants' greatest concerns?
Members of GAA clubs worldwide were asked to detail their worries.
# Crime
Courts should hand down tougher sentences for crimes against businesses, say company owners
The latest national survey finds a quarter of businesses were impacted by crime last year.
# Red C
Some landlords are demanding tenancy deposits of three months up front
A survey has also shown that 60% of people have had problems getting their deposit returned.
# Cyberbullying
Over half of cyberbullying cases happen to Irish children on Facebook
The survey also found that over half of cyber-bullying happens to children on Facebook.
# bad news for goods
The vast majority of Irish exporters say Brexit will have a negative impact on their business
A new survey shows that the referendum vote has already had a negative impact on business.
# business studies
Sending a child back to school costs over €1,000
Almost a third (31%) of parents find themselves in debt covering back to school costs.
# Survey
Young people in Ireland are more likely to have quality of life problems
It found that one quarter of adults reported at least three serious issues.
# public attitudes
Most people in Ireland trust gardaí but many victims feel they won't do anything
A survey published this morning shows all groups in society believe sexual offences should be the main priority for gardaí.
# Survey
Ireland has the highest alcohol prices in the EU (almost double the average)
It’s also the second most expensive country for tobacco.
# Eighth Amendment
A mystery of our time: How do you get a TD to answer a question?
How long is a piece of string?
# Abortion
We asked every TD if they want to repeal the Eighth Amendment - here's what they said
A lot of them don’t want to talk about it.
# Survey
Brexit? Irish business people are ramping up their campaign against it
The Institute of Directors in Ireland surveyed just under 400 of its members and found that 9 in 10 business directors and business leaders are concerned about a potential Brexit.
# education budget
'We've spent weeks wrestling with Irish Water - but there's a far bigger concern we need to focus on'
Education funding needs to be kept up to scratch to protect our graduates, the HEA’s chief executive has warned.
# generation y
Have you ever masturbated? New RTÉ survey wants to know all about young Irish adults
The survey asks a range of questions from the political to the personal.
# reptiles
Keep an eye out for these two creatures basking in the Irish sun
If you spot one, take a photo and help wildlife experts track their movements.