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Once again it is the millennials who will suffer most from this economic carnage

Lorraine Courtney


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Crushed dreams: ‘It felt like we were finally, very slightly, getting our feet under us – but it’s never happening now.’

Crushed dreams: ‘It felt like we were finally, very slightly, getting our feet under us – but it’s never happening now.’

Crushed dreams: ‘It felt like we were finally, very slightly, getting our feet under us – but it’s never happening now.’

The economic tragedy now playing out in Ireland is unprecedented - the speed of the shutdown, the emptiness of our shuttered streets and other realities that we must now learn to live with.

But it is millennials who will suffer the greatest financial setbacks from this pandemic. I would cry if I wasn't so angry at the string of governments which have left us so precarious and insecure.

Just over a month ago, my freelance work schedule was packed. Now it is empty. Project after project was cancelled and, with them, my hopes and dreams for 2020.