Unthinkable: Why do almost 70% of the Irish population still identify as Catholic? Where exactly can they be found?
‘Boomer’ or ‘millennial’ labels mean little here. Home ownership, or lack of it, has split the country
Bhí sé mar phríomhchuspóir líon na ndaoine sa Stát iomlán a labhraíonn an Ghaeilge go laethúil a ardú ó 83,000 go 250,000
Census finds Ireland’s Polish community is getting smaller – why are Poles returning home?
Irish land is way overpriced. It’s a scam foisted on the people by those who own land and their supporters
‘Property prices here are much too high...The difference for what they’d get in Poland is mad’
Breda O’Brien: The real headline is not the decline of Catholicism but the subtle and not-so-subtle ways our society is being shaped by the object of veneration that is replacing it - capitalism
Inside Politics podcast with Hugh Linehan
Amid population expansion and ageing, the focus should lie on intelligent vision and policies tailored not to the electoral cycle, but to long-term societal welfare
New CSO data indicates only modest decoupling of rising emissions from increasing economic activity since 2010 - with the latter forging ahead while overall Irish emissions continue to rise.
Finn McRedmond: Ireland, of all countries, shouldn’t be too quick to celebrate the decline of religion
Without parishes and shared activity like church-going, society may become coarser, more atomised, preferring individuality over community
Census 2022 shows an older, more diverse, less Catholic Ireland, paying more in rent and working more from home. This has political consequences
In the News podcast with Bernice Harrison
The trends shown in the figures have vital implications for Government decisions, pointing to an Ireland which is ageing and short on State capacity in many areas
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