But in the suburb of Shankill [Co Dublin] where John Donovan (above) , 55, lives, the economic hubbub is absent. Many of his neighbors are barely scraping by. He moved into his mother’s small cottage after his hardware supply business buckled during the crisis.
With his scant savings eroded, he shoots pigeons for food and grills them outdoors to reduce his gas and grocery bills. “I do that just to live,” he said.
(Paulo Nunes dos Santos/NYT)