VitalSigns is a report card on the vitality of the nation. It grades twelve key issue areas that affect the quality of life of those who live, work, play and learn in Ireland. Ireland’s VitalSigns is a multi-dimensional report that reflects:
- Public perception
- Factual data
- Community leaders’ perceptions
Capturing both hard facts and lived experience, Ireland’s VitalSigns tells a more nuanced and complete story of Ireland’s vitality than ever before. The better we understand our communities, the better equipped we are to make decisions and take action to improve them.
Through comprehensive research, we provide a way for people to share their opinions about the 12 key issue areas featured in the report and give people an opportunity to be key influencers in our grant making process. This report is sent out to all the key stakeholders in Irish society and as a way to inform policy and decision makers about the real issues we face as a nation today.
2017 Report (PDF_1.49MB)
VitalSigns 2017 is the third in our VitalSigns series and measures the vitality of the nation. Along with the top citizens priorities, the 2017 report feature grant stories from our funds and grants made on behalf of our donors.Download PDF
Belonging Report (PDF_1.47MB)
Conducted in 2016 the VitalSigns Belonging Report is a special edition VitalSigns report that delves into what it means to belong in modern Ireland.Download PDF
2015 Report (PDF_29.7MB)
The 2015 VitalSigns report is the second in the VitalSigns series. Within VitalSigns 2015 we also feature a Youth VitalSigns report that examines what are the priorities for Ireland's young people.Download PDF
2013 Report (PDF_1.25MB)
VitalSigns 2013 is the first VitalSigns report conducted by The Community Foundation for Ireland, it is also the first VitalSigns report that was conducted in Europe.Download PDF