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    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.
    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.
    This does not say much for the future of this country or our children for that matter.

    Irish people under 65 have highest poverty risk in western Europe
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    Interesting
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    Depressing

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    And can only get worse!

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    It's okay folks our bond yields are falling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulster-Lad View Post
    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.





    This does not say much for the future of this country or our children for that matter.

    Irish people under 65 have highest poverty risk in western Europe
    But, but, but, the government's brilliant strategy is working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy horse 6 View Post
    It's okay folks our bond yields are falling.

    Will we have a "that's a game changer" comment from Noonan. That comment is doing the rounds and can be put with " turning a corner " and green shoots as useless !

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    The numbers measure those at risk of poverty OR social exclusion. Social exclusion is measured by work-intensity - this appears to be based on the amount of time the adults in a household spend working relative to some potential level.

    Here's a crazy graph from Eurostat of "People aged less than 60 living in households with very low work intensity 2009-2011".



    No in the EU is greater than even half of the Irish level. Only when Croatia come in will there be anyone close to us. EU entry does bring greater scrutiny of official statistics from Eurostat.

    Why are so many Irish people living in households with low work intensity? And it's not because of the unemployment rate. There are EU countries that have unemployment rates well in excess of Ireland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerben View Post
    Will we have a "that's a game changer" comment from Noonan. That comment is doing the rounds and can be put with " turning a corner " and green shoots as useless !
    State media of course totally ignoring this story. Does'nt sit well with the government PR.

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    So how much at risk of poverty are, our politicans, former politicans, bankers, developers, Etc. Etc?

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