From top: Claire Byrne; question allegedly put to members of the public as part of an Amárach Research survey for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live
Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Bróin tweetz:
I am absolutely appalled by this question. Claire Byrne Live and RTÉ should withdraw this survey. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are actively excluding Sinn Féin from talks. Sinn Féin is doing everything we can to form a Government. Appalling bias here.
Hi, I was hoping you may be able to help with a college project I’m working on with a friend of mine. We’re trying to create an app to improve the buying/renting experience of people in Ireland (it’s horrific). If you could share this survey it would be really appreciated.
You can do the survey here
Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor; sections of a report by the Union of Students in Ireland
The Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor attended the launch of the Union of Students in Ireland’s Student Mental Health report.
The report, which involved the input of 3,340 students, has found that:
Some 38.4% of students suffer extreme severe anxiety, 29.9% depression and 17.2% stress.
It also found:
A total of 41.8% of those who participated in the study were receiving social welfare support of some kind. Many were dependent on financial assistance from parents (63%), partner (3.8%), as well as bank (4.7%) and Credit Union loans (6.0%).
A total of 77.8% of students were dependant on financial assistance from at least one of the named sources above.
…There were some differences in students mental health depending on their living arrangements.
Those who had a home they owned were much more likely to be within normal ranges and less likely to be extremely severe on all three scales.
As expected those without stable accommodation were most vulnerable when it came to anxiety (50.0%) and depression (77.8%) while those falling into the other category were more likely to be extremely severely stressed (35.7%) this included those living in a variety of settings including with friends, family owned accommodation and a mobile home.
The report can be read in full here
Are you a tenant or a landlord?
Ciaran O’Driscoll writes:
Could you do a fierce short survey about your experiences for a friend’s college project?
With the current renting and housing situation in Ireland at the moment, I know many of you, like me, will have a lot to say about it.
The survey only takes a few minutes, and my friend and her project group would be delighted to get as many responses as possible.
Outside Powerscourt, Dublin
Louise Heywood writes:
I’m a masters student in the National College of Art and Design [Dublin] and I’m in the middle of researching how city problems are resolved. I’m trying to get an idea of how people engage with their city. I would be very grateful if some of your readers could help me out by completing this very, VERY short survey.
Those who wish can take the 30-second survey here