Ireland has seen one of the highest falls in employment rates in Europe between 2008 and 2011 and an above average number of Irish people are at risk of poverty and social exclusion, according to a new report published by Eurostat, the EU’s statistics agency.
Employment rates fell by 8.2 per cent in the southern and eastern regions, and by 9.2 per cent in the borders, midlands and western regions during that period.
Between 2008 and 2011,...
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