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UN International Day of World Happiness see Ireland rank among the happiest in Europe

20 March 2014

UN International Day of World Happiness see Ireland rank among the happiest in Europe

Today is UN International Day of World Happiness and aims to recognize the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world and the importance of their recognition in public policy objectives.  A new online publication released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union today to mark International Day of World Happiness looks at measuring quality of life in the EU.  These quality of life measures complement the one indicator, GDP, traditionally used for measuring economic, and often social, development.  According to the Eurostat barometer, Irish people enjoy among the highest quality of life and standard of living in Europe and Ireland is also ranked as the third richest country in the EU. 

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