Wednesday August 12, 2020

Michael McDowell: 'We are at a tipping point between young and old'

The government must wake up to the real problems that threaten to rob an entire generation of optimism and confidence

13th August, 2017

Irish society is sleepwalking towards another tipping point. That point is when the younger cohort of our state’s population begin to strongly believe that things are not going to be better for them than they were for their parents’ generation.

It is, of course, good news that economic growth is good and that employment is growing, ten years after the financial crash.

But there is growing evidence that we are on a...

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