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By Diogenes (articles ) | Mar 15, 2008

A survey by RTE the Irish public-broadcasting network, shows that for everyone planning to celebrate St. Patrick's Day by going to church, there are nearly two people planning to go drinking.

It isn't a scientific poll by any means. But it isn't reassuring, either.

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  • Posted by: - Mar. 19, 2008 11:08 AM ET USA

    Umm ... given that it's not a Holy Day of obligation this year and that it was marked liturgically on the 15th and not the 17th of March (due to Holy Week starting on the 17th), is this not just RTE being obtuse? (Again ...) Remember RTE is like PBS only sillier and more biased!

  • Posted by: - Mar. 17, 2008 9:37 AM ET USA

    Hey, it's Ireland. Many will be doing both! At least that's what my 1/2 Irish side tells me.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 15, 2008 3:48 PM ET USA

    I think 33% going to church would be an improvement.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 15, 2008 11:39 AM ET USA

    Hey, Di. Since hardly anyone goes to church in Ireland anymore this means that not many people drink either. No?