Ciara Kenny

The Irish Times forum by and for Irish citizens living overseas,

Have your say: were you part of Ireland’s “squeezed middle”?

Were you a middle income earner affected by job loss, wage cuts, increased taxes and levies, and the rise in health insurance costs? To what extent did these factors impact on your decision to leave?

Tue, Feb 7, 2012, 01:00

   

This week, The Irish Times are running a series on Ireland’s Squeezed Middle, exploring the facts, figures and experiences of the credit-crunched class of middle-income earners.

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Were you part of the “squeezed middle” before you left Ireland? How did job loss, wage cuts, increased taxes and levies, and the rise in health insurance costs affect you? To what extent did these factors impact on your quality of life, and on your decision to leave?