The Humanist Association of Ireland

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About humanism in Ireland

Humanism is a philosophy and the Humanist Association of Ireland is a community of people who believe in humanist principles and aspire to a fair, balanced, ethical and responsible secular society.

The HAI advocates for the equal treatment of people of no religion by the State and provides a forum for people to meet, share experiences and develop their humanist ideals in an informal, friendly, and inclusive environment.


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62.8% increase in Non-Religious

The 2022 Census results, released today, revealed a dramatic increase in the non-religious and an accelerating rate of decline in Catholicism. The data published by the Central Statistics Office shows that the number of people identifying with ‘No religion’ increased by 62.8 %, from 451,941 in 2016 to 736,210 in 2022. Non-religious people now represent…

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