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3277: IRISH PEOPLE ARE THE HAPPIEST IN EUROPE

Friday 27 April 2018
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It's official: The Irish are the happiest people in the European Union.

A new Eurobarometer survey has found that 97 % of people in this country are happy or content with life, while people in Romania were the least happy, with only 59% of the population saying they were content.

The survey also found that Ireland, at 80%, has the third highest equality index in Europe, just one point behind Denmark and Sweden.

Jonathan Claridge of the EU Commission office in Dublin says the findings about Irish people were quite surprising in light of the recent recession.

Interviewee: Jonathan Claridge | Clip duration: 0 minutes 20 seconds | Outwords: figure in Europe