On the horns of a dilemma for Spain’s jobless

By David Murphy, Business Editor in Madrid The Spanish crash has parallels with Ireland’s economic collapse. Banks in both countries funded a misguided building boom, the lenders were bailed out and the construction sector imploded. Now unemployment is a huge problem and the deficit is being addressed with unpopular austerity measures in both countries. But for those who find themselves out of work there some significant differences between the two states. Ireland’s social welfare system affords significantly better protection to …