05 Appendix A – Notes

Appendix A - Notes



  1. Carl O’Brien, “Baptisms remain popular as mass attendance declines,” The Irish Times, November 30, 2015, https://www.irishtimes.com/ news/education/baptisms-remain-popular-as-mass-attendance-declines1.2448687 (accessed July 20, 2017).
  2. Steven Carroll, “Census comparison shows differences between Republic and NI,” The Irish Times, June 12, 2014, https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/census-comparison-shows-differencesbetween-republic-and-ni-1.1830021 (accessed July 20, 2017).
  3. This study cannot deduce the sequence Irish young adults take when backing away from Christianity—whether from practising to nonpractising, non-practising to non-Christian or straight from Christian to non-Christian.
  4. This is a weighted percentage, based on Irish census data, which estimates 83 percent of the population is Catholic. www.cso.ie/en/media/ csoie/releasepublications/documents/population/2017/Chapter_8_ Religion.pdf
  5. Sean Murray, “‘No more baptism barrier’: Catholic schools won’t use religion as admission criteria, says Bruton,” The Journal.ie, June 28, 2017, http://www.thejournal.ie/baptism-barrier-education-3468727Jun2017/ (accessed July 21, 2017).
  6. For more information on Barna’s research of the United Kingdom, commissioned by the Church of England, Evangelical Alliance and HOPE, visit www.talkingjesus.org.
  7. For other signs of a significant drop-off in the practiCe of religion by people in Ireland, refer to a series of essays in the spring 2017 issue of Studies (www.studiesirishreview.ie) as well as this report from the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference (http://www.catholicbishops.ie/wp-content/uploads/ 2012/01/Practice-and-Belief-among-Catholics-in-the-RepublicofIreland.pdf ).
  8. Éanna Ó Caollaí, Mark Hilliard, “Ireland becomes first country to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote,” The Irish Times, May 23, 2015, https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/ireland-becomes-first-country-to-approve-same-sex-marriage-by-popular-vote-1.2223646 (accessed July 20, 2017).
  9. Henry McDonald, “‘Endemic’ rape and abuse of Irish children in Catholic care, inquiry finds,” The Guardian, May 20, 2009, https://www.theguardian.com/ world/2009/may/20/irish-catholic-schools-child-abuse-claims (accessed July 20, 2017).
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