From prosperity to poverty – the new middle class poor

It’s 8.20amon a bitterly cold November morning and, already, dozens of people have started to queue outside a nondescript building in Dublin’s Smithfield. Wrapped up against the harsh elements, every strand of Irish society is here. Those waiting in line include elderly inner-city Dubliners, non-Irish people hauling suitcases behind them and young, well dressed, middle-class people in their 20s and 30s.

An extremely interesting article from the Sunday Business Post about how people who were doing well in the boom years and now they face the dole queue.


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