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

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

With Covid-19 restrictions easing from Monday next, 49% are looking forward to seeing family members outside of their household.  71% of all adults are most looking forward to being freely able to go outdoors with no restrictions, 60% are looking forward to being able to travel and drive without restrictions.

iReach has completed a nationwide survey of Adults in Ireland to learn about what they are looking forward to most with Covid-19 restrictions easing in the coming days and weeks. 
iReach Survey data shows that 31% of adults are working from home now and 21% have lost their jobs and are not working anymore.

·     iReach survey data shows that 31% of adults are working from home now and 21% have lost their jobs and are not working anymore.

·        71% of all adults are looking forward to being able to go outdoors with no restrictions, 60% are looking forward to being able to travel and drive without restrictions.

·        18% will be happy having children back to school and 21% are looking forward to getting back to work.

·      Post lockdown 49% are looking forward to seeing family members outside of their household, 12% are excited to eat out in restaurants again and 10% are looking forward to having a night out with friends.

·      51% of respondents are a lot more anxious at the moment due to the Covid-19 outbreak compared to their anxiety levels before.

Top Way People Are Reliving their anxiety
1. 64% of respondents are reliving their anxiety by going for a walk. 11% are going for a run, 58% of people are getting fresh air, 41% are getting exercise and 40% are gardening.

 2. 27% are enjoying video calls with friends, 19% are having video calls with their family and 33% are cooking for their family to relive stress and anxiety.


3. 56% of adults are watching tv and movies, 18% are binging box sets, while 45% are reading more.



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

Wednesday, 11 March 2020


Surge in expectations that Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party will form a new Coalition Government (at 45% of all adults – up from 23% in February)
 49% believe Micheál Martin will be the next Taoiseach.


In a second nationwide poll of adults in Ireland (run between 5th and 11th March) and their expectations of a new Government, we see a significant shift in expectations of a new Government, since the first wave run shortly after the General Election in February (poll ran between the 13th and 18th of February).
 
·    Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil & the Green Party are the preferred option for 32% of all adults up from 23% in February, while 45% of respondents believe they will form the new coalition (up from 23% in February)
 
·       49% all adults in Ireland believe Micheál Martin will be the next Taoiseach with Leo Varadkar as the next Tánaiste (23%).
 
·       Despite 45% of respondents believing that Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party will likely form the next government, 17% believe that all parties will fail to agree on a stable formation of the 33rd Dáil and therefore another general election will be called (down from 23% in February.

·     Nationwide 32% (down from 46% in February) said they believed Sinn Féin would lead the next Government whilst working alongside other Coalition parties to form a majority.


The Next Taoiseach and Tánaiste

·       Almost half (49%) of respondents think Micheál Martin will be the next Taoiseach. This figure is significantly higher in Munster (57%). 34% of respondents believe Mary Lou McDonald will be the next Taoiseach (43% in Connacht/ Ulster).

·       Only 6% of respondents believe Leo Varadkar will remain as Taoiseach, however, 23% of respondents believe Varadkar will become the next Tánaiste. 19% of respondents believe Mary Lou McDonald will be the next Tánaiste. 18% believe it will be Micheál Martin shortly followed by the 17% that believe it will be Eamon Ryan.


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 5th and the 11th of March 2020 and has a 2.5% Confidence Interval and 95% Confidence Level.

Questions asked of participants:

·       Following the results of the recent general election, who would you like to see form Ireland’s next coalition government?
·        Following the results of the recent general election, who do you think will end up forming Ireland’s next coalition government?
·        Who do you think will be the next Taoiseach?
·        Who do you think will be the next Tánaiste?
·        Which of the following people do you think could best fill the role of Minister for Health?


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, 9 March 2020


Given the Outbreak of Covid-19, Over One in Four (26%) Have Already Began Stocking up on Food with a Further 7% Stocking up on Fuel.

09th March 2020

·       86% of respondents have started washing their hands more often given Covid-19 outbreak fears.
 
·       25% plan to change their holiday plans overseas in order to avoid travel (42% amongst those ages between 18-24).
 
·       11% (17% in Dublin) have started working from home more while a further 14% have stopped going to conferences or ‘non-essential’ business meetings.
 
·       One in four (26%) have began stocking up on food with a further 7% of respondents 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. A further 24% of respondents have made plans in an attempt to protect older parents/family members or friends from the virus.

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 the Irish Economy (with 61% of respondents ranking this as a top-3 concern).          




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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 09th of March 2020 and has a 3% Confidence Interval and 95% Confidence Level.


Questions asked of participants:

With the outbreak of Coronavirus, which of the following actions have you taken or planning to take?

Please rank the top 3 concerns from the following list that you are most worried about with the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

iReach Insights Limited – Temple Hall, Temple Road, Blackrock, CO. Dublin, IRELAND.
iReach Managing Director: Oisin Byrne
T: 01-214 3740 or email:
PR@ireachhq.com