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Vast Majority Of People In Ireland Say Covid 19 Restrictions Were Justified.

File image: Garda checkpoint on the N7 at Blackchurch/RollingNews

That's according to a Eurobarometer survey.

Eight eight per cent of people in Ireland think the restrictions implemented nationally to fight Covid-19 were justified.

That's the according to the latest Eurobarometer survey for Ireland which looks at EU citizens sentiments.

That figures compares to the EU average of 73 per cent.

Suzanne Byrne reports:


"The annual Eurobarometer survey, carried out by the European commission, looks at citizens' attitudes and trust in the EU as well as people's sentiments towards the economy in the wake of the pandemic.

it found that Forty four per cent of peopple in Ireland are confident the economy will recover from the crisis .. that's.the second highest per centage in the EU.

And while 88 per cent were happy with how the govrnment handled restrictions during the pandemic, significantly less at 56% are satisfied with how the EU handled the crisis overall. However, 70% trusted the EU to make the right decisions in the future

The survey also found that 74% of people in ireland want to... or have already received... an authorized Covid vaccine as soon as possible while a further 12 per cent say they want to receive one by the end of this year

Only 4 per cent of Irish people say they never intend to receive a vaccine, that's among the lowest proportion in the EU."

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