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3280: IRISH INCOME GAP ONE OF THE NARROWEST IN THE EU

Friday 04 May 2018
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Ireland continues to have one of the best rates of income distribution in the European Union.

New figures from Eurostat show that the richest 20% of the population in Ireland on average only earn 4.4 times more than the poorest 20%.

The Czech Republic, at 3.5 times, has the narrowest gap followed by Slovenia and Slovakia - with the widest gaps in Bulgaria and Lithuania at almost eight times each.

Grace Bolton of the European Commission says the figures for Ireland put us on par with Germany and Sweden.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 18 seconds | Outwords: average as well