How long will the middle class suffer in silence?

There is nothing in last week's initiative for those who struggle to pay their mortgage but continue doing so, writes Martha Kearns.

17th March, 2013
These are the people who never complain or take to the streets.

"I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this any more!" The iconic cry from Peter Finch's character in the movie Network could be adapted to become a battle cry for Ireland's increasingly distressed middle-income earner.

Spiralling ever downwards under a mountain of debt, the so-called 'squeezed middle' is finding it hard to breathe.

This demographic of mainly private-sector workers is rarely heard on Joe Duffy's daily radio show or seen at...

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