They're buying Ireland lock, stock and barrel

The level of investor demand here at present is utterly astounding, writes ian Kehoe.

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Ian Kehoe

8th June, 2014
This is Ireland's new reality: a country effectively being snapped up by a small number of very large international funds.

A little under a year ago, I sat down with the RTE producer Máire Kearney to discuss the influx of foreign money into post-crash Ireland. The country was effectively up for sale – banks, bonds, buildings – and it appeared that most of the buyers were international funds and overseas investors.

In the months that followed, we toured Europe and North America to interview a string of international players who were investing heavily...

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