88 per cent of people in Ireland think the restrictions to stop the spread of Covid-19 were justified.
It compares to the EU average of 73 percent. 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 people in Ireland are confident the economy will recover from the crisis .. that's the second highest percentage in the EU.
And while 88 per cent were happy with how the government 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.