A growing number of Irish parents are planning to tell their children that there’s no such thing as Christmas.
Relentless austerity has brought parents to the brink of bursting their children’s Christmas bubble.
“It’s not one thing. It’s everything,” a working parent explained. “The property tax, water tax, charitable donations to chief executives… it’s a steady trickle.”
“We can’t take the strain any more,” another parent admitted. “It’s ok for Santa Claus. He’s got elves.”