A few days ago I posted about how about 5% of Irish 20-35 year old age cohort are emigrating every year. They have to - can't find employment. Well, I've got a solution. Go to Bosnia, change your name to Izebogovic, and return. Tell them you're a refugee. Bingo! You and your family will be placed on the equivalent of an €150,000 p.a. salary, equivalent to €95,000 after tax.
That's what an as yet unnamed Bosnian family are on at the moment. Not bad, huh? Especially when you consider that the per capita GDP in that country is €4,000 p.a. According to today's Irish Examiner, the weekly payments to this 'devout Muslim family' are made up as follows:
() Father’s disability allowance — €322.
() Guardian’s pension for child taken in — €286.
() Rent supplement — €276.
() Mother’s carer’s allowance — €380.
() Child benefit — €288.
() Daughter (17 years) special needs — €211.
Er, did I mention that Ireland is bankrupt?