Cliffs of Moher, Ireland


How well do you know Ireland?

How well do you know Ireland?

Here are six questions to help you gauge your understanding of the progress we have made as a nation. Submit your answers to all five questions to see how you did.

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We live longer lives today than the Irish of the 1920s but how much longer, on average?

25 years

Roughly what proportion of all Irish adults (aged 25-64) have completed some third-level education?

A half

Industrial workers today earn more than our grandparent’s generation did in the 1940s, but how much more when you strip out inflation?

Five times as much

How have our working hours changed over the past 50 years?

We work 20% fewer hours

What is the trend in income inequality in Ireland over the past 15 years?

Inequality has decreased

What percentage of Irish people are very or fairly satisfied with their lives today?

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