Forget €5 pension hike, give granny a break from childminding instead
For generations, every Irish child loved visiting their grandparents. It was a Sunday ritual that came with the unspoken promise of sweets and maybe a 50 pence piece from granny's purse on the way out the door.
During the Celtic Tiger era, many lucky children saw that 50p inflated to a fiver.
But as the economy took a tumble, it knocked the traditional relationship between children and their grandparents off the pedestal where it had always stood.