Survey reveals biggest worries for young people in Ireland

Survey reveals biggest worries for young people in Ireland

Affordable housing and jobs are the main concerns among young people across Ireland.

That is according to a new British Council survey of over 1,000 18- to 30-year-olds.

The cost of housing was a worry for nine in 10 people in the Republic of Ireland and eight out of 10 in Northern Ireland, while three quarters on the island also worry about a lack of jobs.

Faith in the political system here was also an issue with only 1% found to have complete trust in Dáil Éireann.

Up to 53% of those surveyed in the Republic felt "very optimistic" or "optimistic" about their own future, but it was just 20% in the North.

More than a third of those surveyed on both sides of the border said they would be unlikely to vote in a general election.


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