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I know several women who have no intention of moving in with their boyfriends until they get married.
There’s a huge emphasis on family and hospitality, and the affectionately parodied Irish Mammy is pretty much like the Italian Mama.
If I go out for dinner with girlfriends in London, we’ll have rimming and self-love covered off before the starters arrive, but in Ireland, explicit sex chat is generally off the menu.
‘I was visiting a friend in London, who’d recently moved over from Dublin,’ says 27-year-old Nicola.
So I decided to speak to some twentysomething women from around Ireland to find out how they reconcile life in a modern life in a country that boasts some of the best educated women in Europe (according to a Eurostat survey, 57.9 per cent of Irish women aged 30 to 34 have a third-level education, compared with the EU average of 39.9 per cent), but where abortion is still illegal and you couldn’t buy condoms without a prescription until 1985.
For starters, we’re more likely to still live at home than our British counterparts Four out of 10 young people in Ireland still live with their parents, while Northern Ireland has the highest proportion of young adults living at home in the UK.
But it’s difficult to forget that Ireland has one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in Europe, and a largely conservative society where the Catholic church remains highly influential, which means the experience of twentysomething women in Ireland is always going to differ from young women in the UK.