Following the additional powers of enforcement appointed to 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 September 3 and 8 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 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.