Young lives being blighted
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.
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.