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# Analysis
Irish people largely support staying in EU - but many unsure how it works
Extensive survey by The Good Information Project / Ireland Thinks shows Fine Gael supporters most likely to be uncritical of EU.
Major survey finds older Irish people much more supportive of EU than those in other European states.
Number of Eurosceptics is small but many in general population worry about sovereignty and fisheries.
Generational gap on issues is wide as 65+ cohort worries about immigration and young about climate action.
All time
Why The Telegraph's 2014 front page on Labour, UKIP and immigration was my worst nightmare
Looking back at his time with the Labour Party in the UK as UKIP was emerging, Kevin Cunningham analyses how and why anti-immigration politics have almost uniquely failed to take hold in Ireland.
Why owning a pet is good for your health
Learn about all the ways owning a pet can help you enjoy life more.
# earth bound
Less than a third of people in Ireland would take a trip to space - even if it was free
The Ireland Thinks/Good Information Project poll turned up some interesting answers.
# The Good Info Project
Poll: Satisfaction with public transport is concentrated almost entirely within Dublin
77% of Dubliners feel their area is well serviced by public transport – but in the midlands, 78% feel the exact opposite.
Column: Lessons from Dublin Bay South
While elected representatives in Ireland have previously sought to censor public opinion polls, they do so under a paternalistic presumption that the public is incapable of adequately deciphering the information, writes Dr Kevin Cunningham.
# Ireland Thinks Poll
What is an 'affordable home'? Most people put the price at between €200,000 and €299,000
In an Ireland Thinks/The Good Information Poll, the Irish public mostly disagreed with the government scheme’s assessment of ‘affordable’.
In an Ireland Thinks/Good Information Project poll, the Irish public mostly disagree with the government's assessment of 'affordable'.
Overall, 50% of the public suggested that a price between €200,000 and €299,000 was 'affordable'.
About 3% of respondents believed a property priced at over €600,000 was affordable.
'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers
A constitutional right to housing has expressive value but would it force government to act?
# ireland thinks
69% of people believe past governments are to blame for the current housing crises
Meanwhile, the Ireland Thinks/The Good Information Project poll shows majority support for a right to housing to be enshrined in the constitution.
'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers
A constitutional right to housing has expressive value but would it force government to act?
Kick off Pride with the ultimate party – Absolut X!
Absolut are celebrating over 40 years of allyship with the LGBTQ+ community by throwing a hell of a party.
# ireland thinks
New poll shows most office workers want to work from home 2 to 3 days per week post-pandemic
The Ireland Thinks poll found 20% of those working from home do so in their bedrooms.
These were the 15 'biggest things' to happen in 2017
Here’s the list, according to Irish people.
The Top 20: What was the ‘biggest thing’ to happen in 2016?
A countdown of the top 20 ‘biggest things’ that happened this year, according to Irish people.
The big Brexit question: 'Should we side with the UK or the EU?'
The outcome of Brexit will likely leave both parties poorer, writes Kevin Cunningham.