Nine out of 10 Irish people are worried about the cost of heating and electricity this winter, a new survey reveals.
And 80% are concerned about petrol and diesel prices and 79% find themselves scrimping to find enough money to buy groceries.
Sinn Fein’s social protection spokeswoman analysed the research from 14,000 respondents to her survey – and found the jump in prices hitting hard.
Claire Kerrane found that people are at the end of their tether, with 6,000 feeling so angry that they added comments at the end of their questionnaires.
Some of the comments highlighting the desperation include:
We can’t heat our home currently and everything feels damp. I’m very worried about Christmas and making ends meet. (Kerry, age 35-44). As a pensioner, I can’t live on what’s left [each week]. I pay my electricity by card at An Post. I can’t afford groceries
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