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

3rd June, 2018

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.

However, the generation that impacted such radical social change are the victims of a...

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