Thursday 26 April 2018

Thomas Molloy: EC official paints a different picture of poverty-hit Ireland

SEAN Healy invited leading troika official Istvan Szkeley to a conference yesterday – but the Social Justice Ireland leader is unlikely to have much enjoyed his guest's speech.

The thoughtful European Commission official's dense presentation was full of jargon about poverty measurements, but his basic message was simple.

The wealthy here bore the brunt of the recession to a greater degree than elsewhere.

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