Victims of a growing economic divide

Victims of a growing economic divide

The landslide vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment was delivered by a mobilised youth. But this very generation, authors of such radical social change, are the victims of a growing economic divide between young and old

The landslide ballot to repeal the Eighth Amendment was delivered by a mobilised youth, in particular women aged 18-35. They are impatient to reshape the country in their own image. In a sense they are righting a wrong. Almost no rich country has a greater mismatch between its law and its predicted degree of liberalism, based on demography alone, than Ireland.

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