Ireland has the highest levels of loneliness in Europe.
In a survey carried out by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre - Ireland is the only country across the bloc with more than one in five people saying they feel lonely most or all of the time.
Ireland has highest levels of loneliness in Europe - the first ever EU-wide survey on loneliness has found the highest levels of loneliness in Ireland with over 20% of respondents reporting feeling lonely, followed by Luxemburg, Bulgaria and Greece.
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The EU's average is at 13%, with those people experiencing loneliness over the past four weeks.
The lowest levels of loneliness were found in the Netherlands, Czechia, Croatia, and Austria.