Tuesday 6 December 2016

David McWilliams: We're being robbed by our supposed protectors

Published 13/01/2010 | 05:00

Our politicians are putting bondholders before the Irish people they are meant to represent

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Go to any dole office in the country this week. Just have a look. You will see young people. Our fittest and best able have become the number one victims of the recession. Given that this recession was almost entirely based on home-grown economic mistakes, the real victims of the back-slapping Celtic Tiger years were the very people who were supposed to inherit it.

Youth unemployment in Ireland has risen 170pc in the past two years. There are more than 85,000 people under the age of 25 on the dole. These idle youngsters are the 'outsiders' who don't have a stake in the society, or who don't have the 'pull' to get a cushy gig during the slump.

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