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

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

41% of adults in Ireland agree that the COVID-19 pandemic has made them more aware of environmental issues.

35% agree that they have become more concerned about environmental issues since COVID-19.

 

Following the new changes in Government Restrictions to limit the spread of Covid-19 in Ireland, iReach has surveyed adults in Ireland to determine their views on this matter and the impact that COVID-19 has had on the environment. 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.

 

·       Over 1 in 4 (27%) agree that it is more difficult to be environmentally conscious during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

·       41% agree that the COVID-19 pandemic has made them more aware of environmental issues

 

·       35% agree that they have become more concerned about environmental issues since COVID-19.

 

·       36% agree they have had to prioritise other things over positive environmental actions since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

 

·       7 in 10 (70%) adults have made a conscious effort to support local businesses due to the impact of COVID-19.

 

Commenting on the research, Oisin Byrne iReach MD states “While Covid-19 is the main concern amongst adults in Ireland, attitudes to environmental issues remain important and is in fact is increasing awareness of environmental issues as well as increasing concerns about such issues”.

 

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

Friday, 11 September 2020

8 in 10 (80%) agree with the new legislation implemented that gives the Gardaí additional powers of enforcement.

 

          7 in 10 (70%) adults have made a conscious effort to support local businesses due to the impact of COVID-19.

 

Following the additional powers of enforcement appointed to the Gardaí, iReach has surveyed adults in Ireland to determine their views on this matter and other attitudes surrounding the aftermath of COVID-19. The nationwide survey ran between 3rd September and 08h September and received over 1,000 responses from adults on a nationally representative basis.

 

·       8 in 10 (80%) agree with the new legislation implemented that gives the Gardaí additional powers of enforcement. This figure was slightly higher in Dublin with 85% of respondents agreeing with this new legislation. The new legislation was also popular among young adults (aged 18-24) with 82% agreeing with the new powers of enforcement.

 

·       7 in 10 (70%) adults have made a conscious effort to support local businesses due to the impact of COVID-19. 74% of respondents from Munster agreed they have made a conscious effort to support local businesses. For those aged 55+, 74% agree they have made a conscious effort to support local business following the impact of COVID-19.

 

 

·       41% agree that the COVID-19 pandemic has made them more aware of environmental issues. Almost half (47%) of adults aged between 18-24 agree that the COVID-19 pandemic has made them more aware of environmental issues.

 


 

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 8th of September 2020 and has a 3% Confidence Interval and 95% Confidence Level.

 

Questions:

·        Do you agree the new legislation, to give Gardaí additional powers of enforcement (which will allow them to close down pubs for up to a month if they are in breach of public health guidelines)?

·        To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements:

 

 

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

Thursday, 23 July 2020

The majority (91%) are aware of the new Covid-19 tracking app and over half (52%) have downloaded the tracking app.


86% of people who have downloaded the app have been using it frequently and half (50%) find it easy to use


Following the release of the Covid-19 tracking app earlier this month, iReach has surveyed 1,000 adults in Ireland to determine their awareness of the app and their use of the app. The survey ran between the 9th July and 16th July 2020.



·      The majority (91%) are aware of the new Covid-19 tracking app and over half (52%) have downloaded the tracking app.


·     Half (50%) of all adults find it easy to use and 52% will continue to keep using the app.

·     At the time of the survey, 48% have yet to download the app.




Top 4 reasons that are preventing people from downloading the app:
  1  .     31% won’t download the app due to concerns over their data. This is especially the case for people aged 35-44 at 39%.

  2 .     Over a quarter (23%) plan to download but haven’t gotten around to it yet.#

 3 .     17% do not plan to download it as they don’t believe there is a medical need. This is higher in males at 22% compared to females at 12%.

 4 .     14% don't have enough space for the app and 8% were not aware of the app until now. 10% of males are unaware of the app until now compared to females at 5%.



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 nationwide poll delivered 1,000 responses and is Nationally Representative by Age, Region, Gender and Socioeconomic demographics and ran between the 9th of July and the 16th of July 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: 01-214 3740 or email: 
oisin.byrne@ireachhq.com

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

in 10 (90%) Irish adults believe that holidays to countries with high rates of COVID-19 should NOT be permitted.


60% adults in Ireland would NOT be any more likely to travel abroad in 2020 to countries that have established ‘Air-bridges’ with Ireland, despite the lower risk of transmission of COVID-19. 

According to Oisin Byrne, iReach Managing Director, “Consumers in Ireland are looking for clear direction from the new Coalition Government on Travel Restrictions to other counties and believe travel should be officially banned to countries with high rates of Covid-19”.

Following the establishment of ‘air-bridges’, between countries that have low or similar transmission rates of COVID-19, iReach has surveyed adults in Ireland to determine their revised holiday plans for 2020. The nationwide survey ran between 25th and 1st July and had 1,000 responses from adults in Ireland.



·      9 in 10 (90%) all adults believe that holidays to countries with high rates of COVID-19 should not be permitted. Those aged 55+ feel even stronger on this with 96% of this age group believing holidays to these countries should not be permitted.


·     60% of all adults would still not travel abroad in 2020 to countries that have established ‘air-bridges’ with Ireland (a travel agreement between countries that have low or similar transmission rates of COVID-19). 

·     Those aged between 18-24 are most likely to travel abroad to a country with an ‘air-bridge’, with 59% of adults within this age group stating they would do so in 2020.


·     Following the re-opening of hotels in Ireland, 50% of all adults expect to take breaks and holidays in such venues in the coming weeks and months. This number is slightly higher amongst the younger generation with 59% of those aged between 18-24 and 52% of those aged between 25-34 hoping to make a stay in Ireland, in such venues, the coming weeks or months.

·     Over half of adults (53%) who wish to take these ‘staycation’ holidays hope to do so before the end of August of this year. Those aged between 25-43 are most determined to take a staycation before the end of August, with 77% of this age group stating so.




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 nationwide poll delivered 1,000 responses and is Nationally Representative by Age, Region, Gender and Socioeconomic demographics and ran between the 25th of June and the 1st of July 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: 01-214 3740 or email: 
oisin.byrne@ireachhq.com

Monday, 6 July 2020

39% are now wearing masks and gloves since the Covid-19 outbreak first started. Individual worries have shifted from the Pandemic’s impact on the Irish economy to worries about their Jobs and Employment.


Last month, the Government advised that face masks or coverings should be worn in situations where social distancing might be difficult while an increase in demand for face masks has led to the publication of new safety guidelines by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

To gauge public reaction and impacts of Covid-19, iReach ran a nationwide Poll of adults in Ireland last March and again in May, running from the 21st to 27th. Each survey delivered over 1,000 responses and are nationally representative. We have compared shifts in attitudes in the 2-month period between late March and late May. Concerns for Jobs and Employment have increased since March.


·      39% are now wearing masks or gloves showing a significant increase since the outbreak first started. 

·     53% have had to change their holiday plans overseas in order to avoid travel compared to the 25% in March who had planned to change their holiday plans.

·     29% of respondents are working full time from home which is an increase from the 11% who were working from home in March. 

·     One in four (25%) are still stocking up on food with a further 6% of respondents still stocking up on fuel. 

Top 3 Concerns for Worry Surrounding Covid-19

1.     Respondents rank the health of their family as their main concern for worry (with 89% ranking this as a top-3 concern) following the outbreak of Covid-19.

2.     Respondents then ranked their own health as their second biggest concern or worry surrounding Covid-19 (with 70% of respondents ranking this as a top-3 concern).


3.     There was a third concern over the impact Covid-19 would have on their jobs or employment (with 61% of respondents ranking this as a top-3 concern). This has replaced the impact on the Irish Economy as a Top issue for adults in Ireland. 



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 nationwide poll delivered 1,000 responses and is Nationally Representative by Age, Region, Gender and Socioeconomic demographics and ran between the 21st and the 27th of May 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: 01-214 3740 or email: 
oisin.byrne@ireachhq.com

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

59% of all adults felt they were fully compliant with the Government restrictions before they eased on the 18th of May, but felt that only 12% of people in their local area were being fully compliant. However, when the restrictions eased on the 18th of May, only 6% feel that people are being fully compliant with the rules now.


With the Government easing restrictions on lockdown on the 18th of May and further easing expected next week, iReach ran a nationwide survey of adults in Ireland from the 21st of May to 27th May to gauge their attitudes to Compliance with restrictions both before and after 18th of May. The survey delivered over 1,000 responses and is nationally representative.


·     59% of all adults adults felt they were fully compliant with the Government restrictions before they eased on the 18th of May and 29% felt that they were mostly compliant with the lockdown rules.

·     Only 12% of respondents felt that the people in their local area people were fully compliant and 36% of respondents felt people were mostly compliant with the Government restrictions before the eased.

·     20% are still hoping for a Staycation later this year with a further 23% having given-up on overseas travel and are now planning a Staycation. This change in holiday plans is highest amongst those aged 55+ reaching 30%.

·     As the restrictions eased on the 18th of May only 6% of all adults felt that people were being fully compliant with the rules and 22% have been mostly compliant with the first phase of restrictions easing. 

·     26% of respondents feel that people have been mainly complainant since the easing of restrictions on 18th May last.



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 nationwide poll delivered 1,000 responses and is Nationally Representative by Age, Region, Gender and Socioeconomic demographics and ran between the 21st and the 27th of May 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: 01-214 3740 or email: 
oisin.byrne@ireachhq.com

Thursday, 21 May 2020

60% of all adults were planning to go abroad before the Covid-19 outbreak and 18% were planning a Staycation in Ireland. 48% have already cancelled their overseas holiday plans and 11% cancelled Staycations.


With the European Commission stating that Airlines must give refunds for cancelled flights and cannot force them to accept vouchers instead, iReach has surveyed adults in Ireland to measure such impacts on their holiday plans for 2020.

·     60% of all adults were planning to go abroad before the Covid-19 outbreak and 18% were planning a Staycation in Ireland.

·     48% of respondents who were planning on travelling abroad this summer have had to cancel their plans and 11% have cancelled their Staycation plans for 2020.

·     20% are still hoping for a Staycation later this year with a further 23% having given-up on overseas travel and are now planning a Staycation. This change in holiday plans is highest amongst those aged 55+ reaching 30%.

·     24% are still hoping to go abroad later this year with 24% feeling it will be safe to travel before the end of 2020.

·     55% believe it will be safe to travel abroad in 2021 and 21% believe in will be 2022 before they feel safe to travel overseas.


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 nationwide poll delivered 1,000 responses and is Nationally Representative by Age, Region, Gender and Socioeconomic demographics and ran between the 7th and the 13th of May 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: 01-214 3740 or email: 
oisin.byrne@ireachhq.com