Tuesday March 31, 2020

Irish baby-boomers are picking up the tab

The government will try to persuade us that the budget will leave everyone better off.

3rd December, 2005

The government will try to persuade us that the budget will leave everyone better off.

But taking a longer-term view, those aged between 25 and 35 are being left to pick up many of the bills.

Most western economies experienced a post war baby-boom, peaking in the 1960s. Ireland, in contrast, saw the number of annual births decline through the 1950s, reviving only in the 1970s - births accelerated from 62,000 in 1969 to reach a peak...

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