'Ireland year away from Greek devastation unless austerity stopped'
With close to 500,000 unemployed and 250,000 children living in poverty, Ireland is feeling the burden of austerity. Now the traumatized Irish economy is faced with even more cuts.
Richard Boyd Barrett is a member of the Irish parliament and will vote "no" in a referendum on a fiscal pact with the European Union on Thursday, May 31st. The pact would impose further austerity cuts on the already reeling Irish economy.