From prosperity to austerity . . . and back?

The Celtic Tiger and its aftermath affected a lot more than just our wallets, write Eamon Maher and Eugene O'Brien

21st September, 2014

Scarcely a day passes without some member of the commentariat referring to the legacy of the Celtic Tiger. The discussion almost invariably focuses on the billions that were lost and the high price that generations of Irish people will have to pay as a result. Clearly, this economic reality is a matter of grave concern to people, as is evident in the many books that have been written on the subject.

However, it is not...

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