As the recession drowns Ireland further into debt, the Government have announced an EU Aid cheese handout. Is a free slice of cheddar for every family helpful or rubbing salt in the wound?
At a time when the booming Irish economy was labelled as the Celtic Tiger, we now see 450,000 people being made unemployed. The latest plan to introduce Cheese Aid has not been received well by the public, “I think it’s an insult to people’s intelligence”. So close to the festive season it seems Ireland’s luck is not changing, “The benefit for Christmas, we’re not getting it this year”.