Mary Kenny Opinion Hard times exist today, yes. But it’s nothing compared to the real poverty previous generations endured
Don’t we live in hard times? I hardly know anyone who isn’t dreading the onset of winter, and the cost-of-living crisis occasioned by a dreadful European war, a crippling pandemic and the rocky state of the world economies. It’s depressing to think that clever young people are considering emigrating from Ireland because they feel the crunch of living costs and the shortage of affordable accommodation.