The Citizen I trend captures the new levels of engagement and involvement that we can observe throughout the country at grassroots level. It is apparent in the actions and reactions of people to issues and events. It is evident in the solidarity of communities in the face of crises including increasingly devastating flooding. It is evident in the voter turnout and decision to stand in solidarity with gay couples who wish to marry. It is evident in the footfall at local farmer’s markets and participation in local community events.
There is a responsibility and growing acceptance that is empowering people to be the change they are seeking.
The research suggests that Irish moms’ sense of civic responsibility is concentrated around three main priorities: