Family Values: 54% would be willing to help a relative die
Fathers’ rights, same-sex marriage, right to die: old and young agree on most family issues
The gap between young and old isn’t nearly as wide as you might think, based on the results of The Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI “Family Values” opinion poll
The changes to the Irish family within a single generation have been dizzying: In the late 1960s, just 3 per cent of children were born outside marriage, and cohabiting couples were so rare they weren’t even counted in the census.
Today, more than a third of children are born outside marriage. Same-sex couples are raising children in the community. Tens of thousands of children are growing up among cohabiting couples.