Ireland post-bailout proves a compelling drama

This entertaining production shows just how powerless our leaders were in the aftermath of the crash

30th September, 2015

Playwright and journalist Colin Murphy combines the discipline of sticking forensically to primary sources, with the verve of a good story in his new play about the Irish financial crisis.

Bailed Out! begins in the aftermath of the infamous bank guarantee and portrays how our economy plunged into the death-spiral that forced Ireland into the bailout.

A striking aspect of the Fishamble production is how powerless Irish politicians and civil servants were, post-guarantee.

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