A reality check on our quality of life
Ireland may be more successful than we give it credit for, with high levels of life expectancy, education and income, but we have a lot to learn from other countries in how to look after our citizens when it comes to the smaller issues that affect people’s day-to-day lives
Oh dear, not another international survey telling us that Ireland is actually rather a successful little country. “Come off it” is our standard reaction to news that, compared to many other countries, we are rich, stable and happy, that the Irish state gets the basic things right, or that we live in one of the fairest, most secure and socially content societies.
The latest such survey came earlier this month from the United...
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