Results from a poll commissioned by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (click to enlarge)

Today is International Human Rights Day.

To mark the day, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has released the findings of a poll of 1,200 people in Ireland.

The Amárach Research poll found, among other things:

“82% of people generally, and 89% of 18-24-year olds believe that housing should be considered as a human right. 63% of people generally, and 78% of 18-24-year olds believe that a right to housing should be entered into Ireland’s Constitution.”

Read the poll’s results in full here

18 thoughts on “How Many?

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      ‘Stupid unnecessary referenda’? Such as divorce law and women belonging in the home? Clearly not as important to you as giving everyone a free gaff.

      1. Yep

        Yes, the women belonging in the home was so troublesome. Really needed to be removed cause Ye know. Tyranny or whatever.

        1. Spaghetti Hoop

          The fact that it’s enshrined within our constitution, then yes it is troublesome. Probably the reason why so many students were schooled for marriage and babies instead of reaching their full potential in society, academia, workforce. That’s very troublesome for equality AND the country’s socio-economic progress.

          1. Yep

            Nonsense. It’s existence has never been well known and it’s application is void. No case could be successful using it for either side of a want to keep her/ I want to stay (even though this is more likely to be successful) situation. The e only way it could hamper someone is if they read it and they became upset.

            While they were there, they could read other archaic articles which we are successfully changing. Is it important to remove? Absolutely. Imperative? Absolutely not.

            Seeing as you’re one of the “free gaff” brigade I suppose the vagueness of “shelter” allowing millions to be spent on temporary accommodation and stunting thousands of childrens lives isn’t as important. Cause Ye know. It’s the parents fault. Or they prob not up to much anyway. “well where’s mine” etc..

            This issue is Far more damaging for equality and socio economic issues. You’re blind if you see otherwise

      1. Orla

        Well it is kind of, I mean that’s what a referendum is. There’s limited resources to bring referenda, be good to see something with more universal application prioritized.

  1. phil

    Is it just me ? Or is it strange that a poll commissioned by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission divides people by ‘Class’ ?

  2. Cian

    If this were added to the constitution, could people still object to planning permission applications? Or would all PP appeals have to go to the Supreme Court?

    1. Fact Checker

      I would expect no less than for urban housing applicants having their right to housing vindicated in rural Roscommon.

  3. Tom

    What difference does it make? You have human rights to get married but it doesn’t mean you’re entitled to a marriage.

    1. Orla

      rights are exercised in different ways. State can’t interfere with freedom to marry ( except in limited circumstances). I imagine right to housing could be similarly exercised.

  4. A Person

    Define “right” to housing. Despite the myth, nobody gets a free house. You have to pay in accordance with your means. If you circumstances go up so does your rent, and vice versa. If it becomes a “right”, then can we all demand a free house?

Comments are closed.