Since i moved to Ireland from Poland, it seems to me that everybody here has a job, but at the same time they claim benefits ie lie about having jobs in order to feck the system up. Is it unheard of that if most people claim benefits but still work without paying tax, no wonder Ireland is in the position it is in now.
The economic growth is just not there for people to be hired cash in hand.
Although I'm aware of a few, mainly people in trades not subject to PAYE, working nixers this would be the case in all countries and to claim everyone is at it is beyond rediculous.
While having nearly half a million on the live register has crippled public finances Ireland's woes go far beyond this.