To coincide with the launch of their 1992 calendar, National Irish Bank (NIB) published a survey showing that most Irish people do not keep their New Year resolutions.
The Lansdowne Market Research found that 53% of the Irish adults questioned made New Year resolutions, but only 48% kept them for one month or less, with just 4%, keeping them for between six and 12 months.
The survey also found there was little difference between men and women when it comes to making resolutions. Lord Mayor of Dublin Councillor Séan Kenny declared his resolution for 1992 is to keep fit, take more exercise and lead a healthier lifestyle, although he admits,
It’s going to be tough.
Chief executive of NIB Jim Lacey says the person,
Involved in finance tends to keep their own financial side in a bigger mess than anybody else.
But he resolves to keep his own personal finances in better order in the coming year.
An RTÉ News report by Colm Connolly was broadcast on 30 December 1991.