Do you work in the south?

If so, Ronan Lyons has an anonymous survey for you. He’s attempting to discern what is actually happening with (southern) Irish wages –


Meanwhile RTE report that an investigation by Swiss bank UBS has found that Dubliners take home the fourth highest pay, net of taxes and social security in the world.

  • PJM

    Well if you had to pay 3.5 euro for one scoop of Murphy’s ice-cream you would need such high wages!

  • Mack

    Never tried it, €3.50 sounds steep unless it was in a Cinema – they’re fond of their price gouging there.

    Per the report –

    Dubliners enjoy the fourth highest purchasing power relative to net income and workers in Dublin need to work for 15 minutes to pay for a Big Mac, nine minutes for a kilo of bread, and 10 hours for an iPod nano.

  • RepublicanStones

    Shouldn’t that read mack…

    “workers in Dublin need to work for 15 minutes to pay for a hit, nine minutes for a can of bavaria, and 10 hours for a half ounce.”

    Living in the north but working in the south, my pay is quite static, until i go home and depending on how the markets are doing, i occassionally get a small raise or a small deduction.

  • Mack

    Eight minutes for a can of Dutch Gold and I reckon that’s a half an hour earlier a day we can clock off..

  • eranu

    ive heard of a few friends of friends in dublin that lost their jobs and then got similar ones on less pay. maybe dropping from mid 30s to mid/high 20s, banking sector.

  • Mack

    eranu –

    Graduates in the banking sector? Or experienced?

    What kind of work are they doing? While there is some very well paid work in banking, of my social circle some of the least well off with degrees seem to be working in financial instituitions.

    mid/high 20s is very low salary for experienced skilled workers with a third level qualification. (By way of comparison teachers throughout Ireland start on around €39k).