Richard Colwell: Lockdown takes its toll as happiness levels plummet

The latest Business Post/Red C poll shows that many Irish people are admitting to being unhappy and Fianna Fáil is being hardest hit by the national discontent

28th March, 2021
Richard Colwell: Lockdown takes its toll as happiness levels plummet
Murals outside the Science Gallery in Dublin: the Irish can no longer claim to be the happiest people on the planet Picture: RollingNews

Are you feeling gloomy? If the answer is yes, then you are not alone because so do a large proportion of people in Ireland right now.

In today’s Red C poll, we asked whether people felt happy with their life at the moment. Unusually for Ireland, we found the majority of people were not happy. This is a society that is regularly lauded for having some of the happiest people on the planet.


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