Friday, 22 January 2021

 

87% of parents of Leaving Cert Students think that the Department of Education should make a decision before the end of January to decide if the Leaving Cert will be cancelled and replaced with predicated grades.

 

75% of Leaving Cert Parents think their Children should be given the option to choose between sitting their exams in June or receiving predicated grades.

 

82% agree that their children’s anxiety and stress levels have increased due to the uncertainty of the Leaving Cert exams.

 

iReach has surveyed Parents of ‘School Going’ children in Ireland on their opinions of whether the Leaving Cert exams should go ahead and when should a decision be made by the Department of Education as well as wider Back to School issues. The nationwide survey ran between 13th and 19th of January and received over 1,000 responses from adults on a nationally representative basis by Age, Gender and Region. 600 of these are parents of Children in Primary or Secondary Schools.

 

·       87% of Parents of Leaving Cert students and 75% of all adults in Ireland think that the Department of Education should make a decision before the end of January to decide if the Leaving Cert will be cancelled and replaced with predicated grades.

·       75% of Leaving Cert Parents think their Children should be given the option to choose between sitting their exams in June or receiving predicated grades.

o   56% Parents of Leaving Cert students say their Children would prefer to sit their exams in June with 44% of Children preferring predicated grades.

·       82% agree that their Leaving Cert children’s anxiety and stress levels have increased due to the uncertainty of the Leaving Cert exams.

·       73% Parents of Primary School goers say their children’s anxiety and stress levels and have increased compared of 80% of parents of Secondary school children seeing increased anxiety and stress levels of their children.

 

In relation to Back to School for all parents of Primary and Secondary children@

 

·       Nearly half (47%) of all adults feel that schools should only reopen when the R-rate is under 1 nationwide. This compares of 42% of Parents of Primary School and 48% of Parents of Secondary School Children.

·       Only 25% of all Adults think schools should reopen on the 1st of February, highest amongst Leaving Cert Parents (33%) and 28% of Parents in Primary or Secondary School goers.

 

For more statistics you can visit us at our blog: https://ireachhq.com/blog

 

About iReach Insights

 

iReach Insights provides a range of research and market intelligence services in Ireland and Europe. iReach has built a Consumer Decisions Research Panel of 40,000 members in Ireland, delivering robust research insights. The survey questions were included in the Nationally Representative iReach Consumer Decisions Omnibus run between the 13th and the 19th of January 2021 and has a 2.5% Confidence Interval and 95% Confidence Level.

 

Questions asked of participants:

1.     Do you think the Department of Education should make a decision before the end of January to decide if the Leaving Cert will be cancelled and replaced with Predicted Grades?

2.     Would they prefer to sit their exams or receive predicated grades?

3.     Do you think Leaving Cert students should be given the option to choose between sitting their exams or receiving predicated grades?

4.     Do you agree that your child’s anxiety and stress levels have increased due to the uncertainty of the exams?

5.     Do you have a child/children in primary or secondary education that have been forced to home-school?

6.     Do you think that schools should reopen as planned after the 31st of January or stay closed for longer?

 

 

iReach Insights Limited – Temple Hall, Temple Road, Blackrock, CO. Dublin, IRELAND.

iReach Managing Director: Oisin Byrne
T: 086 850 6364 or email:
oisin.byrne@ireachhq.com

Friday, 18 December 2020

 

40% agree that they have to ‘make up for lost time’ by shopping more because retailers were closed and 56% agree that they have to make the most of places reopening in case there’s another full lockdown.

 

38% of all adults feel that the Level 5 restrictions have had a negative impact on their mental health.

 

iReach has surveyed adults in Ireland on their feelings of the Level 5 restrictions easing and their plans for the Christmas season. The nationwide survey ran between 3rd of December and 10th of December and received over 1,000 responses from adults on a nationally representative basis by Age, Gender and Region.

 

·       Nearly half (46%) of respondents are planning to meet up with friends and family in restaurants/cafes when they re-open. However, 41% still won’t go to a café or restaurant despite them re-opening.

 

 

·        38% agree that the Level 5 restrictions have had a negative impact on their mental health.

 

·       67% are making a conscious effort to support local businesses due to the impact of COVID-19, now that retailers have reopened.

 

·       40% agree that they have to ‘make up for lost time’ by shopping more because retailers were closed and 56% agree that they have to make the most of places reopening in case there’s another full lockdown.

 

 

For more statistics you can visit us at our blog: https://ireachhq.com/blog

 

About iReach Insights

 

iReach Insights provides a range of research and market intelligence services in Ireland and Europe. iReach has built a Consumer Decisions Research Panel of 40,000 members in Ireland, delivering robust research insights. The survey questions were included in the Nationally Representative iReach Consumer Decisions Omnibus run between the 3rd and the 10th of December 2020 and has a 2.5% Confidence Interval and 95% Confidence Level.

 

Questions asked of participants:

1.     To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding the lifting of Level 5 restrictions:

a.     I plan to meet up with friends and family in restaurants/cafes when they re-open

b.     I feel like I have to ‘make up for lost time’ by shopping more because retailers were closed

c.     I still won’t go to a café or restaurant despite them re-opening

d.     Level 5 restrictions had a negative impact on my mental health

e.     I feel like I have to make the most of places reopening in case there’s another full lockdown

f.       Now that retailers have re-opened, I'm making a conscious effort to support local businesses due to the impact of COVID-19

 

 

 

 

iReach Insights Limited – Temple Hall, Temple Road, Blackrock, CO. Dublin, IRELAND.

iReach Managing Director: Oisin Byrne
T: 086 850 6364 or email:
oisin.byrne@ireachhq.com

 

Wednesday, 18 November 2020


67% feel that Black Friday is just a gimmick designed to boost sales for things people don’t need but 45% are planning on buying anything this year during Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

 

iReach has surveyed adults in Ireland on their awareness of Black Friday and their opinions on the holiday. The nationwide survey ran between 5th of November and 12th of November and received over 1,000 responses from adults on a nationally representative basis by Age, Gender and Region.

 

·       More people are planning on buying in store or online this year (45%) on Black Friday compared to the 38% who bought things in store or online last year (up 7%).

 

·        Over half (59%) of all adults don’t think Black Friday is an important day and only 27% think it’s important day for shopping.

 

·       However, 22% are planning on buying their Christmas gifts during Black Friday and 19% are buying their gifts during Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year.

 

·       67% agree that Black Friday is just a gimmick designed to boost sales for things people don’t need.


For more statistics you can visit us at our blog: https://ireachhq.com/blog

 

About iReach Insights

 

iReach Insights provides a range of research and market intelligence services in Ireland and Europe. iReach has built a Consumer Decisions Research Panel of 40,000 members in Ireland, delivering robust research insights. The survey questions were included in the Nationally Representative iReach Consumer Decisions Omnibus run between the 5th and the 12th of November 2020 and has a 2.5% Confidence Interval and 95% Confidence Level.


iReach Insights Limited – Temple Hall, Temple Road, Blackrock, CO. Dublin, IRELAND.

iReach Managing Director: Oisin Byrne
T: 086 850 6364 or email:
oisin.byrne@ireachhq.com

 


Thursday, 5 November 2020

 70% of adults agree with the Government’s decision to move into a nationwide Level 5 lockdown. 85% of respondents don’t think this will be the last lockdown of nature.

 

iReach has surveyed adults in Ireland on their compliance with the Government’s restrictions, their agreement with the lockdown and their opinions on the closing of restaurants and bars. The nationwide survey ran between 20th October and 27th of October and received over 1,000 responses from adults on a nationally representative basis by Age, Gender and Region.

 

·        57% of all adults feel they are fully compliant (90%-100% compliant with restrictions) with the Governments restrictions. However, only 11% feel people in their local area are fully compliant.

 

·       The majority (36%) believe people in their local area are mainly compliant (70%-80% compliant with restrictions) with the restrictions.

 

·       85% of respondents don’t think this will be the last lockdown of this nature. Over half (55%) think there will be more lockdowns in 2021 and 30% think lockdowns will be on and off indefinitely.

 

·       The majority (59%) think cafes and restaurants should be allowed to remain open if they can facilitate social distancing.

 

·       53% think sport should not be allowed to continue (including GAA).

 

 

For more statistics you can visit us at our blog: https://ireachhq.com/blog

 

About iReach Insights

 

iReach Insights provides a range of research and market intelligence services in Ireland and Europe. iReach has built a Consumer Decisions Research Panel of 40,000 members in Ireland, delivering robust research insights. The survey questions were included in the Nationally Representative iReach Consumer Decisions Omnibus run between the 20th and the  27th of October 2020 and has a 2.5% Confidence Interval and 95% Confidence Level.

 

iReach Insights Limited – Temple Hall, Temple Road, Blackrock, CO. Dublin, IRELAND.

iReach Managing Director: Oisin Byrne
T: 086 850 6364 or email:
oisin.byrne@ireachhq.com

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

  

With the increase of Covid-19 restrictions across the country, over half (51%) of adults in Ireland were impacted and changed their Staycation plans effecting bookings worth over €100 million.

 

iReach has surveyed adults in Ireland on whether they have had to cancel their Staycation plans due to the most recent lockdown. The nationwide survey ran between 20th October and 27th of October and received over 1,000 responses from adults on a nationally representative basis by Age, Gender and Region.

 

·        36% of households had to change their travel plans within Ireland due to the most recent Level 5 COVID-19 Lockdown.

 

·       254,800 adults in Ireland had to change the Staycation plans in Ireland due to the most recent lockdown, with an average booking deposit of €410 per booking, leading to a loss in spend on total bookings of €104,468,000.

 

·       15% of respondents lost money on deposits or bookings due to the cancellation of travel plans here and overseas.

 

For more statistics you can visit us at our blog: https://ireachhq.com/blog

 

About iReach Insights

 

iReach Insights provides a range of research and market intelligence services in Ireland and Europe. iReach has built a Consumer Decisions Research Panel of 40,000 members in Ireland, delivering robust research insights. The survey questions were included in the Nationally Representative iReach Consumer Decisions Omnibus run between the 20th and the  27th of October 2020 and has a 2.5% Confidence Interval and 95% Confidence Level.

 

 

 

iReach Insights Limited – Temple Hall, Temple Road, Blackrock, CO. Dublin, IRELAND.

iReach Managing Director: Oisin Byrne
T: 086 850 6364 or email:
oisin.byrne@ireachhq.com

Friday, 25 September 2020

 Only 28% thought the process was fair in how the points were calculated for this year’s Leaving Cert students and 49% weren’t sure if the process was fair or not.


58% of Students taking the Leaving Cert in 2020 obtained more points than expected.

 

Following the release of the Leaving Certificate results, iReach has surveyed adults in Ireland to determine their views on this matter and their opinion on the calculated grades. The nationwide survey ran between 3rd September and 10th September and received over 1,000 responses from adults on a nationally representative basis by age, region and gender.

 

 

·       Nearly half (47%) received points that were a little higher than expected with a further 11% receiving points that were much higher than expected.

 

·       29% received points that were lower than expected.

 

·       23% did not think the process was fair in how the points were calculated for this year’s Leaving Cert students.

 

·       59% agree that points were artificially increased this year due to ‘calculated grades’.

 

·       Over half (52%) agree that paying for grinds for this year’s Leaving Cert was a waste of money due to calculated grades.

 

·       36% believe it’s likely that there will be calculated grades for next year’s Leaving Cert students.

 

Commenting on the research, Oisin Byrne iReach MD states “Almost 60% of students sitting the leaving Cert this year obtained points higher than expected, but for the 29% of students that received lower points than expected, many feel they have been penalised by the Calculated Grades process.  59% of respondents believe the points were artificially inflated in 2020, so undermines trust in the whole process”

 

For more statistics you can visit us at our blog: https://ireachhq.com/blog

 

About iReach Insights

 

iReach Insights provides a range of research and market intelligence services in Ireland and Europe. iReach has built a Consumer Decisions Research Panel of 40,000 members in Ireland, delivering robust research insights. The survey questions were included in the Nationally Representative iReach Consumer Decisions Omnibus run between the 3rd and the 10th of September 2020 and has a 3% Confidence Interval and 95% Confidence Level.

 

iReach Insights Limited – Temple Hall, Temple Road, Blackrock, CO. Dublin, IRELAND.

iReach Managing Director: Oisin Byrne
T: 01-214 3740 or email:
oisin.byrne@ireachhq.com