27% of Irish consumers say they lie to partners about their financial situation, with men more likely to do so (30%) than females (25%).

That's according to the results of a consumer survey carried about by global digital bank N26, which looked at how Irish people communicate and deal with their finances and their relationships.

The results highlight generational differences with 29% of 18-24s more likely to lie about their finances than those aged 55+ (13%).

The Coyne Research survey of 1,000 adults highlighted some interesting dynamics around the role that money plays in relationships.

62% of respondents who said they lie to partners, report that their spending habits cause arguments.

The study also found that 4 in 5 (79%) Irish consumers say they'd prefer financial stability over an active sex life.

There was a substantial gender divide on this point with 87% of females versus 71% of males favouring finances over their sex lives.

This sentiment is strongest among single Irish adults (84%) versus 76% of those in a relationship, or those who are married (78%).

N26's study looked at money dynamics between couples, including who earns the most and who spends what on household items.

Of those who reported being the chief household earner (61%) as many as 82% were men versus only 42% of women.

15% of Irish consumers agree with the sentiment that money plays a role in the dynamics of their relationships.

This is particularly true among the younger generations with 24% of 18-24 year olds agreeing with this versus only 7% of those aged 55+.

When it comes to the sharing of household costs, 51% of Irish men reported being "mainly responsible" for paying for groceries versus 71% of women.

On the flip side, 61% of men report being "mainly responsible" for paying utility bills versus 52% of women. 

Aside from spending habits, the survey found that bills (52%), savings (32%), debt (24%), mortgage and rent (21%), were the main sources of money worries among Irish customers.