Almost two thirds of people in Connacht will be missing family members this Christmas

Claire McGovern

Reporter:

Claire McGovern

Almost two thirds of people in Connacht will be missing family members this Christmas

Almost Two thirds (65%) of families in Connacht will be missing family members on Christmas Day this year. While, almost half (48%) of people in Connacht will be missing someone from their home this Christmas due to emigration.

These are among the findings of research carried out by REDC for Aviva Home Insurance.  The research also found that for the majority of respondents (81%) from Connacht, spending time with family is the most important thing for them about Christmas.  While, one in 10 respondents will be missing a close family member at home this Christmas because they have to work.

Asked about their biggest sources of worry at Christmas, the research found that over a quarter (29%) of respondents living in Dublin are concerned about the possibility of their home being burgled.   Those in the wider Leinster region are more worried about burglary than those in Munster (23% v 18%) while only 13% of respondents living in Connacht had such a concern.