“Is there anything to be said for saying another Mass?”

People who regularly go to Mass tend to have better mental health compared with those who don’t, according to research carried out by Trinity College Dublin.

A new study by TILDA (The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing) found regular religious attendance was associated with lower depressive symptoms.

It’s official…older Irish people love Mass

More than 6,000 adults over the age of 50 were surveyed over a six-year period.

The majority of those said that religion was important to them, although it was higher in women (86%) compared to men (76%).

However, researchers noted a slight decline in attendance in both men and women over the years.