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The 'working poor' and their lives of quiet desperation

The sort of people who believe they deserve to get paid for doing feck all are at the top, not the bottom, of the social scale, writes Carol Hunt

Published 24/07/2011 | 05:00

LAST week, the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) announced the results of the second 2011 What's Left? disposable income tracker index.

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And -- as many families who watch helplessly while their monthly income disappears into a black hole of bills and debt know -- it is the stuff of financial nightmares.

Unfortunately, it has gone relatively unnoticed by the general media. What with the lies of the Vatican, the onslaught on the Murdoch empire and the euro seemingly heading for destruction, a report from a league of credit unions was going to find it difficult to compete for newspaper headlines.

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