Is the church RELEVANT?
Is it a statement of heritage or belief? The good news is just that and the status quo can change one person at a time.
... In the 2016 census, 78.8% (3.7 million) of the population identified as Catholic which is 132,220 fewer than 5 years earlier in 2011 when the percentage stood at 84%.
Catholic Church (78.8%)
Church of Ireland (2.6%)
Orthodox Christianity (1.3%)
Apostolic or Pentecostal (0.3%)
Not Stated or Other (4.8%)
No Religion (10.1%)
Note: Over the period 2011-2016, the Irish population as a whole grew by 3.8%.
A survey in 2011 found weekly attendance in the Dublin area to be 14%.