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Recession can be baptism of fire

With the excesses of the boom years now gone, inexperience in dealing with poor economic conditions is a huge danger, writes Dave Boland.

21st February, 2009

The boom years may have been the best thing to happen to Ireland in a generation, but they created a number of unwelcome by-products which are only now coming home to roost.

One by-product is the inordinate level of debt that many companies and individuals are carrying as a result of the inflated prices of the Celtic tiger. But another is the complete unfamiliarity of a whole generation of businesspeople - some of whom are...

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