Want to be a mil­lion­aire?

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - - Living -

Are you a mil­lion­aire yet? No? You should be ashamed of your­self. They are two a euro in Ire­land these days. Es­tate agents Knight Frank re­vealed this week that we added al­most 5,000 ex­tra mil­lion­aires last year, bring­ing the num­ber up to 83,000. This sharp rise in wealth should ring alarm bells. If we had a col­lec­tive mem­ory span of more than five years. Which we don’t. So, party on. Ev­ery­one is in on it. David McWil­liams’s com­pany, Iconic Me­dia, re­ported prof­its over €1m to the end of last March. That’s got to be some con­so­la­tion for the fact that none of us lis­tened to him the last time we were all mil­lion­aires. Let’s face it. The whole thou­sands thing is so over. Any money-re­lated fig­ure un­der a mil­lion is hardly worth talk­ing about. (Un­less you’re a bus driver.) Those Scandi-lovers have it all wrong. They are say­ing we should all fol­low the Swedish love of “lagom”. (It’s their word for enough.) The fact is, with house prices ris­ing, we just can’t get lagom.

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