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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

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Mrs Spools - not lazy.

Irish people are either lazy or hate housework, according to a survey.

The Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) looked at the unpaid work habits of 26 different countries and found that the Irish spend just one-and-a-half hours a day on housework.

Around the world, the average is two hours eight minutes. The Koreans come last, clocking up a mere one hour 19 minutes cleaning per day.

Ireland also had the fourth higest rate of unemployment among the surveyed countries. The Irish are among the most generous, however, spending the second highest amount time volunteering, giving money and helping people.

EIF News & Features spoke to Mrs Nuala Spools, at number 33, the only person we know with an Irish name.

She told us: "Oh no, dear, not with my brood. It's cooking and cleaning all day long, I can assure you. I clean the two of them up for school, get them out and clean up after them. Then I have to do the baby and so on.

"Of course there's more mess when the kids come home and I have to have the place nice for when himself comes in."

Molly Q, who shares the upstairs flat across the road, said: "Housework! It's slavery... men keeping women chained to the kitchen sink, like they're still linked to their mothers by the umbilical cord!

"Damned if I do any housework. Men can't enslave me!

"Oh. Sorry about the stink - Melissa's away and the bins need emptying."

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