Some 84% of young people here use social networks
New figures show 44% of young people in Ireland read online news and magazines.
This puts us at the bottom of an EU league table for sourcing news online – with a breakdown of 46% men and 41% women.
The Eurostat survey looked at the attitudes of young people across Europe, aged 16 to 29 years.
In contrast, 73% of young people in the UK say they get their news online - with the figure going as high as 73% in Finland.
It found that 84% of young people in Ireland use social networks – of which 84% are men and 85% women. This figure is also on a par with the EU average.
Just 19% of the same age group say they use LinkedIn, meanwhile.
Some 36% of people say they go to the internet to find health information, while 39% say they have gone online to contact public authorities in the last 12 months.
Only 16% say they have gone online to find learning material, and just 4% say they used the web to take part in online consultations or voting.
This can include issues like civic or political issues - such as urban planning, or signing a petition.
Similarly, just 6% say they have posted their opinions on civic or political issues online – including on blogs and social networks.
Some 10% say they have created websites or blogs, while a whopping 61% say they have uploaded self-created content to a website for it to be shared.
This is the ninth highest when compared to other EU member states.
Even higher, 64% say they have played or downloaded games, images, films or music.
And 22% say they have played networked games with other people online.
But we also come joint-last when it comes to listening to the radio online.
Just 26% of young people in Ireland say they listen to the radio via the internet.