The majority of Irish 13 year-olds are healthy, have settled well into secondary school and feel supported by family and friends, despite the disruptions caused by Covid.
The Department of Children has today published a new 'Growing Up In Ireland' Report on the lives of 13 year olds across the country.
The Report says the vast majority of Irish 13-year olds have made the transition to secondary school and 97 per cent agreed that they had made new friends 92 per cent were getting on well with schoolwork.
The Report says that of the 6,375 13-year olds interviewed, 73% expect to achieve a university degree.
Overall 44% of 13 year olds travel to school by car, 26% by school bus, 21% walk and 4% travel by public transport and 4% cycle depending on where they live.
The survey also found that 21 per cent of Girls compared to 8 per cent boys boys are likely to have low moods.