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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 13°C

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# healthy ireland
Leo wants to find out just how healthy Ireland is
A new nationwide survey will ask households about a range of health indicators.
# Survey
How will 'unprecedented' levels of oil and gas exploration affect wildlife?
The Government has announced a new plan to carry out surveys of areas of potential exploration.
# digital skills
Primary school pupils are being prepared to work in the 21st century
A survey of 300 Irish primary schools said access to high speed broadband is an obstacle.
# Death
Three quarters of Irish people want to die at home
Most people would like their condition managed by pain medication though almost three-quarters have not written any kind of care directive or given an indication of what they want to family members.
# Show Me The Money
Irish donations to charity are up, but we're less generous than the UK
Irish people donated over €800 million to charitable organisations in 2012.
# farming community
Over 45% of farmers' family members treated for mental health, with half impacted by suicide
More than a third said suicide had been experienced in their wider community.
# survey says
Dublin City Council to consider cutting property tax with residents calling for 15% reduction
Dublin City Council will tonight consider a reduction at a special meeting.
# promotion
Most directors think a who-you-know culture remains for getting on a company's board
As many as 19% believe this it is mainly the case in State-owned companies.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you ever call directory enquiries?
The most expensive service can cost over a fiver for a one second call. But when was the last time you needed to use one?
# school selfie
Almost 4 out of 5 students are checking social media sites at school
There has also been a big increase in social media related projects at BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.
# selfie
Are you THAT person? Almost half of Irish people regularly post photos online while on holiday
A new study also shows that over half of us are partial to a selfie while abroad.
# Dochas
Irish people have no idea how much we spend on foreign aid
A new Ipsos MRBI poll also found that Irish people are mostly in favour of overseas aid, even in an economic downturn.
# Ah here
Thanks a bunch boss... Apparently 8 out of 10 of us have been contacted by work while on holidays
Modern life is rubbish, etc.
# class of 2014
Parents are saving for 8 years to put their kids through college
Some people are even having to start saving when their kids are babies.
# facebook blues
Dislike: The more time you spend on Facebook, the worse you will feel
A new study shows that going on Facebook can only have a negative impact on your mood, regardless of what you look at.
# Banks
A third of ads for financial services 'do not meet guidelines'
A Central Bank survey assessed almost 300 advertisements from 23 different firms.
# Survey
Students at UCC are more likely to have tried drugs, apparently
Marijuana is the most popular drug among the college’s students.
# SME Exports
AIB announces €200m fund to support Irish SME exports
The bank’s latest Exports Outlook Report for SMEs shows positive mood among Irish companies for expanding their export market in 2014.
# harping on
Calling all harpers: The Arts Council wants you
A major survey is being carried out to “help shape the future of the harp in Ireland”.
# get well
Most people in Ireland think hospitals are dangerous places
In a massive Europe-wide study, more than half of Irish people said it was likely that patients could be harmed by hospital care in Ireland.
# scoops on a plane
Portrait of an Irish holidaymaker: Bald, generous and drinking on the plane
How much do we spend on drink, clothes and personal grooming when heading on holidays, compared to other nations?
# down with this sort of thing
Eight in ten priests want to scrap the changes made to Eucharistic prayers
The Association of Catholic Priests said that Pope Francis may be open to updating the New Missal, but noted that a u-turn would be “embarrassing” for his predecessor Pope Benedict.
# World Cup 2014
Only 47% of Irish people plan to watch the World Cup, according to this survey
Will you be watching?
# motoring offences
Have you ever seen a friend drive under the influence of drugs? 1 in 6 have
A new survey from eFlow also reveals a high number of people speed regularly.
# bubble bubble
Half of house hunters are willing to spend up to €350k on a home
Three out of four property buyers want to buy within the next six months.
# Judaism
30% of Irish people 'think Jews talk too much about the Holocaust'
That’s one of the findings from a worldwide survey on anti-Semitism.
# tax poll
3 in 4 of voters don't believe water charges will be "fair and equitable"
There’s a raft of opinion polls around today on various topics — including the upcoming Euro elections, where Sinn Féin look on course to take three seats.
# juicy
Drinking two glasses of fruit juice a day is actually pretty bad for you
A survey by the UK’s health body found that breakfast cereals are pushing children’s sugar levels over the recommended limits.
# struggling
Rehab and CRC scandals still driving down donations for 61% of charities
More than half of charities surveyed last month said their overall income has fallen in the last year though demand for their services is still rising.
# reluctant
Despite being more confident about the economy, Dubliners are wary of setting up a business
The Your Dublin, Your Voice survey is the fifth of of its kind and set out to find how Dubliners are feeling about their current financial situation.
# euro envy
Which countries do Irish people wish Ireland was more like?
Ipsos MRBI asked 500 Irish people which European countries they fancied.
# Invasion
There's a new ladybird in town and it's eating the other ladybirds' eggs
The Irish Wildlife Trust are calling on people to submit sightings.
# food of love
Seven out of ten Irish women prefer hot chocolate over sex
A Cadbury Ireland survey found Irish women prefer hot chocolate over hot loving, but is that true? YOU DECIDE.
# Survey
Majority of teachers say schools won't be able to cope with new Junior Cycle
Schools don’t have the capacity to deal with the changes due to be brought in this September, teachers said in a new survey.
# Online Security
1 in 5 US internet users have had bank account details and personal data stolen - survey
It shows a sharp increase since the last survey in 2013.
# 40 shades of green
Tourists think Ireland is great value for money
Do you?
# Small Confidence
Small and medium businesses aren't impressed with the government
In fact, they’re less than impressed.
# Flooding
Homeowners opposed to flood levy to help others get insurance
The idea of a 1 per cent levy was mooted by Minister Phil Hogan last month – but a recent survey shows little desire among the public.
# roar
Estate agents report "mini-boom" as price increases spread outside Dublin
A survey by the Real Estate Alliance reveals an average rise in prices across the country of 6 per cent.
# survey says
Majority believe minimum pricing of alcohol won't curb consumption levels
Only 22 per cent of those surveyed for Checkout Magazine believe minimum pricing of alcohol will impact on the level of those drinking.