Ireland’s ‘New Broke’

Jennifer O’Connell’s article on Ireland’s New Broke was quite illuminating, as those who look like they should be doing well could never be perceived as poor. The New Broke desperately try to cultivate, and hang on to, this image of prosperity, even

30th August, 2008

Jennifer O’Connell’s article on Ireland’s New Broke was quite illuminating, as those who look like they should be doing well could never be perceived as poor. The New Broke desperately try to cultivate, and hang on to, this image of prosperity, even when they have to shop at Lidl. For decades now, Ireland’s traditional focus on poverty has always been at street and social welfare level.

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