A tenth of people living in the Republic of Ireland could define themselves as a victim of The Troubles.
New research by the Commission for Victims and Survivors in Northern Ireland has found that 4% of people living south of the border have been bereaved as a result of conflict in the North.
Working with Social Market Research (SMR), the Commission sought to replicate some of the questions asked in a similar survey carried out in conjunction with LucidTalk in Northern Ireland in 2021.
Some 7% say their mental health has been affected by a Troubles or conflict-related incident and a further 7% say they have been present at, or witnessed, a conflict-related incident.
Of those who said their mental or physical health has been affected by The Troubles, 62% continue to be affected to this day.
The survey also found that 82% of the population felt it was important to address the impact The Troubles have had within the Republic of Ireland.
Just under 80% believed that victims there should have the same access to services and support as those in Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland Victims Commissioner Ian Jeffers said the work his office is doing in the North could be replicated in the Republic.
"I would love to see a Victims Commissioner specifically for the Republic of Ireland – that's a question we would be asking," he said.
"The key thing is now to get focused there and to make sure that we can really amplify the voice of victims and survivors and give them the support they need."