The government is not going to like this but Eurostat has said that Irish people under 65 are at the most risk for poverty in Western Europe. This information is presenting despite the fact that Ireland has been held up as a poster child in Europe.
IRISH CHILDREN and working-age adults are more at risk of poverty or social exclusion than any other children in Western Europe, according to new EU data.This does not say much for the future of this country or our children for that matter.Only children in Bulgaria (52 per cent), Romania (49 per cent), Latvia (44 per cent) and Hungary (40 per cent) are more likely to be exposed to any of these types of poverty. All four of those countries are among the newer entrants to the EU.
Irish people under 65 have highest poverty risk in western Europe