John McManus: Only one in five is living the Irish dream
Fair rewards are elusive and this creates a breeding ground for populist solutions
Only the top 20 per cent of Irish households have a disposable income in excess of €60,000 and can be said to be “living the dream”.
The cost of the Irish dream is now €50,000 a year. And that is just for the entry-level version.
What we are talking about here is having a house, a partner, two kids and a car. Not included is private schooling, skiing holidays and all the other aspirations of the urban middle classes.