A woman living in Wicklow will feature in a new RTÉ One programme called “Broke” airing this Monday night at 9:35pm.
Wicklow-based Ann Hayden is in her sixties and working as a carer for adults with intellectual disabilities in Carlow.
She has seen the cost of her daily commute spiral in recent months and now finds herself taking on extra hours at work to meet her bills. This includes doing overnight weekend shifts. She uses Alexa at home to manage her domestic heating costs and focuses on cheap or free activities such as walking and set-dancing to save money.
You work all week, yet struggle to make ends meet during a cost of living crisis. BROKE tells the story of the people behind the headlines, doing their best to survive at a time of rising food, energy and housing costs.