House buying status: Renting with friends in Dublin, will consider buying in Cork or Dublin in next few years.
Employment status: Public sector (education), temporary contract.
View on the public sector: Mainly contradictory. I see it as bloated, overpaid, with an attitude of entitlement by some, but also many people are suffering from cuts, particularly affecting frontline staff & services. There are a lot of v dedicated & hardworking people doing their best with the resources they have.
AAM status: None
View on an Irish property crash: Had I been born five years earlier, I could well have been caught up in it, but even at the age of 18/19 I remember thinking it was all madness. Luckily my Dad thought so too & put me onto the Pin where I found solace & some sanity in the madness. I think the crash could have been an opportunity in disguise, had it been handled properly, ie selling off distressed properties at the market value, particularly for those of us who saved & didn’t take out insane mortgages, but I see too much talk about protecting Mary & Jim in order to ensure their McMansion they built/bought with the bank’s money isn’t taken. Am v disillusioned, but I love Ireland too much & family ties are too strong to leave. For now at least. I’m toying with learning German to keep my options open though.
Where would I buy property: Cork/Dublin/possibly Kerry
View on Ireland: I love my country but despair for the ‘ah sure it’s grand’ attitude of its people.
Too many are allowed away with too much, to the detriment of all. Until I see Bertie & his ilk in jail I will not believe that any lessons have been learned or that the the right people have been punished.
Interests - cooking, tv/cinema, current affairs, education, tech.