A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
In 2004, Ireland went further than any other country and banned smoking in the workplace. Publicans led the outrage, but ultimately it was seen as a success. Now, however, there are more challenges — and Ireland is lagging, reports
Fri, 29 Mar, 2019
One in five people believe antisemitism is a problem in the Republic, but they are divided over whether their views on Jews are influenced by the ongoing conflict in the Middle East (45% felt it was a factor; 43% didn’t).
Mon, 04 Mar, 2019
The European Union’s approval rating is higher in Ireland than in any other member state, a survey has found.
Thu, 18 Oct, 2018
Italy is the only country in the eurozone where per capita output has actually fallen since it joined the euro,
Thu, 09 Feb, 2017
You’d think that given the bruising troika years and the fact that we still toil in order to service the debt of private bankers that our attitudes towards the European project would have cooled considerably.
Mon, 12 Dec, 2016
Sat, 12 Mar, 2016
Wed, 13 Jan, 2016
In recent years, there hasn’t been much to like about the EU, with its low growth, high unemployment, political squabbles, xenophobia, stifling bureaucracy, and constant threats of a breakup.
Fri, 01 Jan, 2016
Ireland has the fourth-lowest smoking rate in the EU, according to the findings of a major EU survey on tobacco consumption across Europe.
Mon, 01 Jun, 2015
Ireland has the second highest car use among EU Member States.
Thu, 11 Dec, 2014
The Central Bank has urged people to spend their 1c and 2c coins instead of hoarding them, claiming it is causing a shortage of small change in the retail economy.
Tue, 09 Dec, 2014
The growing popularity of the illicit cigarette trade put a further dent in the profits of cigarette manufacturer PJ Carroll here last year.
Fri, 05 Dec, 2014
Young people who smoke cannabis regularly are 60% less likely to finish school or get a degree than those who have never used the drug, according to an Australian study.
Wed, 10 Sep, 2014
More than half of people in Ireland feel that hospitals are dangerous places, according to a new EU survey on patient safety.
Fri, 20 Jun, 2014
FOR decades, Ireland had a pro-EU cartel at the centre of party politics.
Sat, 24 May, 2014
In your letters page, (Examiner 3/4/’14), Kathleen O’Meara of the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) rejects the latest figures on smuggled tobacco, but she would say that, wouldn’t she?
Mon, 07 Apr, 2014
IT would have been eccentric 10 years ago, but we are considering giving up our landline telephone.
Sun, 03 Feb, 2013
Despite the rising numbers of unemployed throughout Europe, there is a shortage of workers in many countries and in many skills — and a revamped jobseeker network aims to help bridge the gap.
Tue, 27 Nov, 2012
Ireland has been given the green light for genetically modified potato trials, despite our status as a GM-free Island, writes Oliver Moore
Fri, 27 Jul, 2012
Almost two thirds of Irish people are unlikely to be able to speak a second language, according to a Eurobarometer survey released today.
Thu, 21 Jun, 2012
BEING young is not as much a matter of age, how you look or how you feel as much as where you live, according to a Eurobarometer survey.
Sat, 14 Jan, 2012
AN EU study shows that just 55% of Irish consumers now have access to both fixed-line and mobile telephones — a 11% decrease since a study at the end of 2009.
Wed, 13 Jul, 2011
A new survey shows Irish teens are the biggest users of legal highs in Europe.
Tue, 12 Jul, 2011
MORE than four out of five Irish mobile phone users roaming in the EU use text messaging services — the highest rate of all EU countries.
Wed, 16 Feb, 2011
More than three-quarters of Irish people are in favour of stronger EU economic governance, according to Eurobarometer poll results published today.
Thu, 26 Aug, 2010
A new survey shows more than one fifth of Irish people are thinking of moving abroad for work.
Wed, 14 Jul, 2010
Irish interest in science and technology is below the EU average.
Mon, 21 Jun, 2010
A survey released today shows that 19% of Irish people admit to binge drinking; the highest in the EU.
Wed, 21 Apr, 2010
THE findings of a new survey, which show that 90% of Europeans regard agriculture and the rural economy as important for the future, have been welcomed by the Irish Farmers Association.
Fri, 02 Apr, 2010
THE vast majority of air passengers are unaware of their rights to compensation and assistance for delays, cancellations and lost baggage when travel plans go wrong.
Wed, 30 Dec, 2009
FLOODING is the disaster most feared by Irish people, according to the findings of a new EU survey.
Tue, 01 Dec, 2009
ALMOST three-quarters of Europeans consider poverty to be a widespread problem in their country, a comprehensive European Commission survey has found.
Thu, 29 Oct, 2009
Irish economic confidence is the third lowest in the European Union.
Wed, 02 Sep, 2009
A Eurobarometer survey due out today is expected to show that the majority of Irish people believe the worst of the recession has yet to come.
Fri, 24 Jul, 2009
Turnout in the euro-elections next month could be much higher than expected, a new European survey showed today – with voting interest greatest in Ireland and Malta.
Tue, 26 May, 2009
UNIVERSITY students want third-level education reformed, with performance rankings for colleges and courses, but one in five don’t know what they will do when they finish their degrees.
Thu, 23 Apr, 2009
The country’s unemployment crisis will be the top issue for voters in the upcoming European election campaign, it was revealed tonight.
Tue, 14 Apr, 2009
WE are in favour of furthering scientific research but are cautious about technology and possible health risks, according to an EU-wide survey.
Fri, 21 Nov, 2008
A new EU-wide survey shows that while most Irish young people are broadly in favour of science and new technology, they are cautious about possible health risks.
Thu, 20 Nov, 2008
JOHN CURRAN, the minister in charge of the National Drug Strategy admits that the approach has failed in its objective so far.
Mon, 14 Jul, 2008
FOUR out of five Irish people claim they would be willing to travel abroad to receive medical treatment, according to a recent EU survey.
Fri, 04 Jul, 2008
The Government has given a pardon to existing "early houses" under tough anti-drink legislation, it has been revealed.
Wed, 25 Jun, 2008