This is how many takeaways Irish people have in each week 11 months ago

This is how many takeaways Irish people have in each week

Take a bow folks, we are becoming known as "the takeaway generation".

That's according to new research conducted by SuperValu as part of their Home Truths II report which looks into the eating habits of Irish people.

The report, developed in conjunction with Dr. Mary McCreery, consultant dietitian nutritionist at Blackrock Clinic, Dublin, found that almost 40 percent of Irish people under the age of 34 rely on takeaways because of "pure laziness".

Close up of the fresh hamburger with french fries.

Over 1,000 adults aged 18 and over were examined for the research and a whopping 71 percent of under 34s admitted to having at least one takeaway a week.

Fifty percent of the same group admitted to eating in a fast food restaurant at least once a week, also.

Those over aged 45 are making a show of us however, with more than 60 percent of them cooking from scratch six times a week.

When it comes to cheat meals, 82 percent of 18-34 year olds choose takeaways while 62 percent of 35-44 year olds eat a ready meal as their cheat meal each week.