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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Survey

All time
# Europol
Ireland is the biggest user of legal highs in Europe as their growth shows 'no signs of a slowdown'
The EU Drug Markets Report shows that the use of new drugs continues to rise across Europe.
# pastoral care
Vast majority of principals say austerity has undermined mental health support for students
The results of a survey show how a moratorium on hiring has affected schools.
# Mental Health
LGBT teenagers are three times more likely to attempt suicide
A new survey shows that LGBT teenagers have higher levels of anxiety and depression.
# wake up call
Many people in mortgage arrears are contemplating suicide
A new survey explores the impact debt has on people’s mental health.
# say something
One in 12 female students are victims of rape or attempted rape
The USI is launching an awareness campaign after a survey documented the unwanted sexual experiences of college students in Ireland.
# potholes
Are your local roads in a state? You're not alone
A national survey finds that 44% of regional roads in Ireland have extensive surface defects, while 31% of local roads have structural issues.
# Unhappy Campers
The Garda Commissioner has just met with the people behind the 'low Garda morale' survey
The survey by the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors has found that Garda morale is running “dangerously low” at present.
# renting for life
Given up on owning your own home? Most people have
Three in ten tenants also fear losing their houses.
# Commuting by rail
Here's the priciest (and the cheapest) places to buy next to a rail station in Dublin
The latest figures pinpoint how much it costs to buy a house next to a commuter station near the capital.
# revealed
Irish people are the third most generous in Europe
A study has found that three out of five Irish people helped a stranger in the last month.
# Prosperity Index
Most prosperous countries in the world revealed: Ireland ranked above Germany, UK and US
Norway has been named the most prosperous country for the seventh year running.
# it's a no go
Sorry Leo, fizzy drinks won't be taxed
The Health Minister had asked for a 20% tax on the drinks to help tackle obesity.
# smells grand
Irish shoppers like buying stuff that's about to go off...
Over a third of us visit supermarkets at the end of the day to seek discounts on products that are at the end of their shelf life.
# what women want
Here's what REALLY makes men and women happy, according to a ridiculous survey
Heads up: It’s not having fun. Or being with your family. Or anything like that.
# Legal Highs
Students are using prescription medicines to get high
The use of ‘fat burning’ drugs is also on the rise.
# crime survey
More members of staff are stealing from their employers
The most common crime reported by businesses was burglary.
# enough to live on
Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour?
The support to increase the minimum wage has been described as “overwhelming”.
# Analysis
Abortion strikes fear into so many politicians, but it hasn't gone away you know...
Analysis: Abortion, like no other issue in Irish politics, has proved to be intensely problematic and stressful for our – mostly male – elected politicians.
# complex issue
Fianna Fáil doesn't want to repeal the 8th Amendment
Micheál Martin didn’t respond to our survey, while others had an identical reply.
# back in my day
Here is how much kids made from their Communions this year
The figure has actually dropped since 2014.
# favourites
What's top of your county's shopping list?
Tesco has found what items pop up more in certain counties.
# Hunger
A huge number of Irish adults are worried about not having enough money to buy food
A full third of Irish parents with young children are concerned about feeding their family.
# out on the fields
Most gay sportsmen and women in Ireland 'verbally abused' on the pitch
A worldwide survey of homophobia in sport has results on Ireland.
# Duh
Irish men are the sexiest men*
*According to this (very accurate) survey.
# we don't buy it
Here's how many men in Ireland say they have paid for sex
Very few women have, according to this survey.
# Let's Go
More of us are taking trips abroad but where are we all going?
New CSO figures for last year show there was also an increase in the number of people taking a break in Ireland.
# beat the fear
Got the long weekend fear?
Here’s some simple steps to having a stress-free workday tomorrow, courtesy of Operation Transformation’s Dr. Ciara Kelly.
# Cost of Living
Politicians 'don't understand the stress of having to pay bills'
Customers want simpler bills and exit fee options.
# divided nation
Dubliners think Ireland is doing great, but people in rural areas don't agree
Urban boom, rural bust.
# Rinse Repeat
Apparently four out of five women don't shower every day*
*don’t worry, it’s just British women
# out of charge
There'll be no charging of your mobile when you're working for Ryanair
The conditions of employment at the airline are ‘observed to be an area of concern’ according to a new pilots’ survey.
# Forgive and forget
Government parties are up FIVE POINTS in the first poll of the year
There’s good news for Lucinda’s new party too, as the ‘Rebooters’ make their first appearance in a political opinion poll.
# zero hours
Three-quarters of Dunnes Stores workers are on part-time flexible contracts
This comes from a survey carried out by Mandate Trade Union on worker satisfaction.
# eircode
Survey finds that businesses aren't that crazy about the new Eircode system
Half of business owners asked did not feel the new post code system would impact on their business.
One in five children think Jesus Christ plays for Chelsea - survey
They were given several options, including ‘X Factor contestant’ and ‘astronaut’.
# party season
How many of these party season sins have you committed?
Are you guilty of pulling a sickie?
# Survey
Almost a quarter of people across Europe live on the brink of poverty
This comes in a new study released today by EU’s statistical information office, Eurostat.
# Our survey says...
We asked every TD and Senator if they're paying their water charges. Here's what they said...
Most elected representatives intend to pay their water bills, but some won’t and some are undecided….
# shopaholics
Irish people 'spend more than two weeks a year shopping'
# mind the gap
Ireland makes the top 10 in global study on gender gap
Iceland came out on top while Yemen was listed last.