According to this Surprise as pay is up despite years of austerity - Independent.ie
The cso says that average disposable income has risen to 51k!! Im a bit confused, as my understanding of disposable income was income after taxes and essential payments such as rent/morgage/esb etc, i.e the money left over for saving or playing!!
Even if it is not disposable income, 51k after tax income as the average household income, aint bad...if the cso figures are to be believed.
An interesting if, undproven footnote also says "However, other surveys have discovered that the prospect of paying the new property tax this year had held back large numbers of people from spending."
So the prop tax is damaging the economy too!!