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# what-do-you-think - Last year 2021

Poll: Are you going to leave your Christmas lights up for longer than usual?
# Nollaig Na Mban
# Nollaig Na Mban

Poll: Are you going to leave your Christmas lights up for longer than usual?

Jan 6th 2021, 10:34 AM 35,170 Views 33 Comments

Covid-19 cases are surging, the weather is freezing – will you leave the fairy lights up to help cheer people up?

# what-do-you-think - All time

Poll: Which John Lennon is your favourite John Lennon?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Which John Lennon is your favourite John Lennon?

Oct 9th 2020, 9:16 AM 29,667 Views 48 Comments

And no, ‘all of them’ isn’t an option.

Poll: Do you think Ireland should go into Level 5?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Ireland should go into Level 5?

Oct 5th 2020, 9:22 AM 213,147 Views 195 Comments

The coalition leaders are to meet the CMO Dr Tony Holohan today to discuss the recommendation.

Poll: Would you call the Gardaí if your neighbours broke Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you call the Gardaí if your neighbours broke Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings?

Sep 22nd 2020, 9:00 AM 84,847 Views 115 Comments

Curtain-twitching brought to its full potential, but in the middle of a pandemic – would you do it?

Poll: Will you go to a 'wet' pub this week?
# What Will You Do
# What Will You Do

Poll: Will you go to a 'wet' pub this week?

Sep 21st 2020, 8:35 AM 95,650 Views 77 Comments

So-called ‘wet’ pubs will be permitted to open today for the first time since March, if they are located outside of Dublin.

Poll: Should foreign languages be made compulsory in primary schools?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should foreign languages be made compulsory in primary schools?

Sep 13th 2020, 12:34 PM 42,136 Views 133 Comments

Ireland doesn’t have the best relationship with foreign languages.

Poll: Do you think 'wet' pubs should be allowed to reopen this month?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think 'wet' pubs should be allowed to reopen this month?

Sep 12th 2020, 12:35 PM 96,635 Views 76 Comments

Many of the 3,000 pubs that don’t serve food have been closed since March.

Poll: Do you think the proposed Covid-19 county alert system is a good idea?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Do you think the proposed Covid-19 county alert system is a good idea?

Sep 11th 2020, 9:24 AM 74,898 Views 98 Comments

Next week, the government is to launch its medium-term on how Ireland will operate during the pandemic.

Poll: Be honest now, did you watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Be honest now, did you watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians?

Sep 9th 2020, 8:50 AM 52,750 Views 60 Comments

Not even for Scott Disick’s cutting commentary?

Poll: Should the rent freeze and eviction ban be extended beyond August?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the rent freeze and eviction ban be extended beyond August?

Jul 21st 2020, 9:13 AM 29,399 Views 84 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin has said it should be extended until at least October.

Poll: Would you go on a foreign holiday without travel insurance?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you go on a foreign holiday without travel insurance?

Jul 20th 2020, 8:45 AM 46,748 Views 118 Comments

Insurance Ireland has advised people to double-check their policy to see if they are covered for non-essential travel.

Poll: Should there be a facility near Dublin Airport where people have to quarantine?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a facility near Dublin Airport where people have to quarantine?

Jul 12th 2020, 1:36 PM 68,872 Views 115 Comments

How to deal with tourists arriving in Ireland has been a much-discussed topic this weekend.

Poll: Do you think Phoenix Park's gates should be mostly closed to traffic?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Phoenix Park's gates should be mostly closed to traffic?

Jul 11th 2020, 11:32 AM 60,615 Views 77 Comments

Phoenix Park is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces in any European capital city.

Poll: Would you be happy going to a pub where social distancing measures are in place?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you be happy going to a pub where social distancing measures are in place?

May 19th 2020, 8:49 AM 83,371 Views 142 Comments

The Claire Byrne Live show held a trial run of a socially distant pub in the Fair City pub McCoy’s.

Poll: Are contingency plans for a general election during Covid-19 necessary?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are contingency plans for a general election during Covid-19 necessary?

May 18th 2020, 8:47 AM 24,168 Views 71 Comments

We’re 100 days from the last general election.

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be awarded full marks for oral and practical exams?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be awarded full marks for oral and practical exams?

May 10th 2020, 10:52 AM 67,658 Views 113 Comments

The main teachers’ union the ASTI called for that measure today.

Poll: Should hairdressers open up before 20 July under strict measures?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should hairdressers open up before 20 July under strict measures?

May 9th 2020, 11:40 AM 97,072 Views 168 Comments

Hairdressers are due to open on 20 July, but other countries are opening salons sooner.

Poll: Do you think the current plan for the Leaving Cert is fair?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the current plan for the Leaving Cert is fair?

May 8th 2020, 8:49 AM 45,998 Views 86 Comments

We’re expecting confirmation of what is planned for the Leaving Cert after 3pm today.

Poll: Should we have car-free zones in cities this summer to help businesses?
# What Do You Think
# What Do You Think

Poll: Should we have car-free zones in cities this summer to help businesses?

May 7th 2020, 8:55 AM 33,130 Views 136 Comments

Green Party TD Steven Matthews said this would help make things easier for pedestrians, cyclists and businesses.

Poll: Should pubs be allowed to reopen at the same time as cafés and restaurants?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should pubs be allowed to reopen at the same time as cafés and restaurants?

May 6th 2020, 9:44 AM 148,050 Views 188 Comments

There’s been a lot of concern from publicans that they will be the last industry to open.

Poll: Are you going to do something to celebrate St Patrick's Day?
# Lá Fhéile Pádraig
# Lá Fhéile Pádraig

Poll: Are you going to do something to celebrate St Patrick's Day?

Mar 16th 2020, 12:56 PM 32,307 Views 71 Comments

Large groups aren’t allowed, of course, but some people have plans to celebrate being Irish from their homes.

Poll: Are you taking measures to stop the spread of coronavirus?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you taking measures to stop the spread of coronavirus?

Mar 8th 2020, 10:07 AM 57,290 Views 132 Comments

Are you washing your hands more regularly?

Poll: Should there be a dedicated public transport Garda unit?
# What Do You Think
# What Do You Think

Poll: Should there be a dedicated public transport Garda unit?

Mar 7th 2020, 10:49 AM 29,324 Views 58 Comments

Irish Rail recorded 789 reports of anti-social behaviour incidents in 2018; there were 690 in 2017.

Poll: How often do you read a book?
# World Book Day
# World Book Day

Poll: How often do you read a book?

Mar 5th 2020, 9:15 AM 28,470 Views 42 Comments

Research to mark World Book Day found that half of children and young people said they enjoyed reading either “very much” or “quite a lot”.

Poll: Who would you most like to see as the next US president?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who would you most like to see as the next US president?

Mar 4th 2020, 8:53 AM 50,236 Views 99 Comments

Take your pick: Bernie, Joe, or Donald?

Poll: Should couples split the bill on the first date?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should couples split the bill on the first date?

Feb 14th 2020, 8:32 AM 32,311 Views 55 Comments

Do you insist paying on the first date, or try to split the bill?

Poll: Do you think the use of credit cards for betting should be banned?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the use of credit cards for betting should be banned?

Jan 14th 2020, 8:57 AM 35,399 Views 97 Comments

Gambling firms’ share prices fell upon the announcement of the ban.

Poll: On what date do you think the general election will be held?
# Election 2020
# Election 2020

Poll: On what date do you think the general election will be held?

Jan 13th 2020, 9:19 AM 30,489 Views 92 Comments

Leo Varadkar has so far stayed schtum on when the election would be.

Poll: Should the US Senate vote to remove Donald Trump from office?
# Impeachment
# Impeachment

Poll: Should the US Senate vote to remove Donald Trump from office?

Jan 4th 2020, 9:30 AM 47,990 Views 96 Comments

Donald Trump is the third US President to face impeachment charges, along with Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton.

Poll: Do you think Christmas is too commercial?

Poll: Do you think Christmas is too commercial?

Dec 20th 2019, 9:12 AM 31,584 Views 62 Comments

There’s always been an element of buying that goes with the season of giving – but has it gone too far?

Poll: Do you think the Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy controversies will affect Fine Gael?

Poll: Do you think the Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy controversies will affect Fine Gael?

Dec 19th 2019, 10:00 AM 21,952 Views 71 Comments

Leo Varadkar said that party members and activists around the country feel “intensely” that reputational damage has been done.

Poll: Do you think Ireland should ban the sale of cheap alcohol?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Ireland should ban the sale of cheap alcohol?

Dec 18th 2019, 9:07 AM 51,558 Views 151 Comments

“We do not want to encourage cross-border purchases of alcohol,” the Taoiseach told the Dáil.

Poll: Would you like the Leap card replaced with a cashless payment system?
# Leap Forward
# Leap Forward

Poll: Would you like the Leap card replaced with a cashless payment system?

Nov 21st 2019, 9:30 AM 29,640 Views 80 Comments

Plans are being advanced to introduce a cashless payment system on public transport by 2027.

Poll: Should vaping be banned from workplaces?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should vaping be banned from workplaces?

Nov 8th 2019, 10:28 AM 26,242 Views 97 Comments

Is this practice commonplace enough to make a ban by the government necessary?

Poll: Should the government pay for all primary school books?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government pay for all primary school books?

Aug 27th 2019, 8:45 AM 24,229 Views 108 Comments

Making primary school books free every year would “significantly reduce financial stress” on parents, SVP has argued.

Poll: Should land in Clontarf be reclaimed from the sea to build 65,000 homes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should land in Clontarf be reclaimed from the sea to build 65,000 homes?

Aug 18th 2019, 10:50 AM 54,790 Views 143 Comments

Harry Crosbie reckons it could help solve our housing problem – what are your thoughts?

Poll: Will the PSC controversy affect how you vote?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will the PSC controversy affect how you vote?

Aug 17th 2019, 10:31 AM 31,278 Views 126 Comments

Over 3.2 million people have been issued a Public Services Card, better known as the mandatory-not-compulsory PSC.

Poll: Should sandwich boards be banned from pathways?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should sandwich boards be banned from pathways?

Aug 16th 2019, 9:19 AM 41,735 Views 101 Comments

The Clockwork Door in Dublin raised objections with the planned €630 a year payment for the advertisement boards.

Poll: Do you support minimum price rules for alcohol in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support minimum price rules for alcohol in Ireland?

Jun 30th 2019, 11:05 AM 65,357 Views 179 Comments

Similar rules in Scotland have seen the sales of alcohol drop dramatically in the past year.

Poll: Do you think there will be a no-deal Brexit?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think there will be a no-deal Brexit?

Jun 25th 2019, 10:14 AM 30,151 Views 72 Comments

Boris Johnson says he doesn’t believe there will be, but is prepared for it nonetheless.