Read the Eurostat report here

8 thoughts on “They Come Here

  1. Slightly Bemused

    I was going to say that’s not much difference, better than the EU average of 40% for non-EU citizens. Still, when you look at it to say 29% of your population – regardless of origin – is at risk of poverty is an incredible admission.
    Yep, the recovery is happening….

  2. Clampers Outside!

    Ireland, according to the OECD, currently has the 2nd highest percentage of workers (22%+) on low-paid / subsistence wages in THE WORLD …after the USA.

    That’s over 22% of the work force, according to the report, are tinkering on the edge of poverty. That’s before any IW charges….

    1. DoM

      Although it’s important to point out that the quality of life in our poverty is quite different to, say, sub saharan African poverty. Always feel that unqualified use of the phrase is a bit intellectually dishonest.

  3. Paolo

    The very tiny difference is a credit to Ireland. I would imagine that the U.S. and U.K. would have a much larger discrepancy.

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