Shell-shock as investors flee Irish shares

The statistics just roll off the tongue. It was the worst six-month period on international stock markets for decades. It was the worst June for Irish shares since records began.

5th July, 2008

The statistics just roll off the tongue. It was the worst six-month period on international stock markets for decades. It was the worst June for Irish shares since records began.

The stock market value of the four quoted Irish banks has fallen by €40billion in a little over a year. Irish shares in total have shed €68 billion in just 12 months. Behind the stark figures is the reality that many people in corporate Ireland,...

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