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Poll: Are people in Ireland too apathetic?

People in Ireland are happy to complain – but often unwilling to take real action, Alice Burke writes on this morning. So what do you think?

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WRITING ON this morning, Alice Burke argues that people in Ireland need to wake up and take action against the “abuses” of our leaders.

People are undergoing serious hardships because of our political and economic situation, but “nobody really cares,” she writes. “The abuse is continuing and it is accepted.”

She continues: “Family and friends have told me of the hardships, the injustice, the fear and pressure that has entered their life. And then they go for dinner. Or watch X Factor. Or go to Penneys and buy a top.”

Irish apathy has been a frequent reference point since the recession began, with many pointing to huge popular protests in Spain and Greece against relatively small-scale events here. However, others have argued that sufficient action is already being taken through events such as Occupy Dame Street.

So what do you think? Are people in Ireland too apathetic?

Poll Results:

Yes (1629)
No (269)
I don't know (121)

You can also leave suggestions on what action we should take, in the comments below…

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