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Young lives being blighted

Published 12/11/2010 | 07:21

FOR the lucky, the recession only affects other people. A stroll through Dublin's south inner city at midnight on a Saturday, where taxis queue to carry the revellers home, shows that, for some at least, the party still goes on.

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These are the fortunate ones who have escaped personal misfortune, such the sudden loss of a job, or a painful reduction in basic social welfare.

However, many people are now experiencing real poverty for the first time as a direct result of the economic collapse. And, among those suffering most, are children.

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