O'Riordan has suffered greatly
Sir -- One can only imagine the pain and suffering endured by your journalist Alison O'Riordan as she attempted to live for a week on €196 -- "On just €196 a week, it hurts to part with the pennies."
I can only guess that every reader was, like me, deeply moved on reading about poor Alison having to stack her fridge with "chorizo, salami, cheese, pate and Tuscan-style ham".
And surely no reader's eye could have been left dry upon hearing the heart-wrenching tale of her night in -- suffering through a Marks & Spencer ready-made meal for two (with bottle of wine). This article truly brought home to me the horrors of the recession.