Squeeze has pushed families to the limit
After four years of unrelenting austerity there are clear signs that many Irish families may be approaching the limit of their tolerance.
The Irish Independent today brings readers a clear stocktake of how we live and how we have increasing difficulty making ends meet. It should be noted by Government as they pore over the drafts of the Budget which we expect in nine weeks' time, on December 5.
Since the autumn of 2008 the vast majority of us have had to do more and more with less and less. It has been a gradual but quick enough process with the net result being that by now many people are struggling to cope.