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Transcript of Ireland
Ireland has an efficient school calendar. Instead of having a day or a couple days off all around the months of September and October, they will have zero days off during these months followed by a full week off.
Most schools in Ireland are single-sex, often until the age of sixteen or later.
In boy schools most teachers are male, because it results in an overall better level of communication and understanding between the boys and their teachers.
Life expectancy for women in Ireland was 81.6 years in 2006, nearly 5 years more than the value for men of 76.8 years. Life expectancy for men is 0.7 years greater than the 2007 EU average, while for women it is just over half a year less than the 2007 EU average. Men are more likely to die at a younger age than women, with the difference in risk particularly high in the 15-24 years age group. This reflects higher deaths rates for males due to suicide and motor vehicle accidents
Violence Against Women
According to a recent report from Amnesty International, violence against women in this country is widespread.
The Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland (SAVI) Report (2002) found that one in four women had experienced some form of sexual abuse in their lifetime and one in five had experienced sexual assault as adults.
In 2003, the Women's Aid helpline answered almost 13,000 calls. One in three of these related to physical violence, 13% to sexual abuse.
-Between January 1996 and the end of June 2005, 109 women were murdered in Ireland, 72 of these in their own homes.
In Ireland they wear standard clothing with a possible exception of school uniforms for students.
Traditional clothing would be the Donegal tweed which is a material worn mostly by men, but by women also. The men sometimes wear Dongle tweeds skirts similar to that of a teenage girl's short skirts. This material is also used for dresses and coats.
For outdoor work, both men and women, wear rubber boots called Wellingtons.
The weather in Ireland tends to be rainy and windy, cool in the winter, and mild in the summer. As a result of that layers are often worn.
Traditional sports played in Ireland:
Irish Hurling: Similar to lacrosse or field hockey.
Gaelic football: It's played by 15 players on each team where you must score by kicking the ball over or under the crossbar.
In Ireland rugby is a very popular sport for women.
Women are dominant in health and education where they represent around 70 percent of workers.
They also outnumber men in the wholesale and retail trade and other services.
Women face difficulties when it comes to career advancement. In Ireland the average for women in managerial positions is only 3o percent.
Long-term unemployment is now more common among men than women
Roman Catholic Church:
The Catholic population of both the Republic and of Northern Ireland combined is about 3.9 million.
The Church of Ireland:
This church is involved with education and social services. The populaton of the church is 380,000, 75% live in Northern Ireland.
The Presbyterian Church:
The Church has appointed women to the ministry since the 1950's. There's about 312,000 Presbyterians in Ireland, more than 95% live in Northern Ireland.
The Methodist Church:
The Irish Methodist Church is an autonomous body. It has around 130 ministers. The total membership is around 60,000 people, about 90% live in Northern Ireland.
Children in Ireland tend to spend more time with their mothers than fathers. More than three fourths of young children identify their mother as their confidante figure, (someone to confide in or to go to)
The following is a study that shows the different activities children do with their mothers vs. their father:
Activities Children Do With Their Mother
talk and socialize
go to the park
thing around the house
Activities Children Do With Their Father
go on trips
One in every three families in Ireland depart from the traditional model of a married couple, both of whom are in their first marriage.
Second relationships and step-families, though they exist, remain pretty rare in Ireland.
In Ireland, the woman has higher educational qualifications than the man in 34% of couples of ages 26-40 years.
Heart disease and stroke are very common in Ireland
Approximately 10,000 people die each year from cardiovascular disease
Approximately 10,000 Irish people have a stroke and around 2,000 die -- this is more deaths than breast cancer, prostate cancer and bowel cancer combined.
Celiac disease (condition in which the small intestine is hypersensitive to gluten, leading to difficulty in digesting food.) is another common disease in Ireland that is passed through genetics.