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Anxious, insecure and undervalued, everyone – including our politicians – looks down on the Irish middle classes

I have a confession. I have never spent more than €200 on a jar of face cream, I don’t own a kitchen appliance worth more than four figures, and it’s only a matter of time before my television set makes an appearance on Antiques Roadshow.

15th December, 2007

I have a confession. I have never spent more than €200 on a jar of face cream, I don’t own a kitchen appliance worth more than four figures, and it’s only a matter of time before my television set makes an appearance on Antiques Roadshow.

I occasionally worry about my future ability to pay the mortgage. On some primeval level that I can barely elucidate, I think it’s wrong that plumbers...

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