Vulture investors a new reality on Irish soil

The influx of foreign capital into post-crash Ireland has been the cornerstone of the state’s tentative economic recovery.

10th August, 2014

The influx of foreign capital into post-crash Ireland has been the cornerstone of the state’s tentative economic recovery. It has allowed our broken banks to help underpin balance sheets, and reinvigorated the property market.

These funds have not just sought to buy tangible assets such as apartment blocks, hotels and residential property. They have gone far further, mopping up billion euro loan portfolios in single big-ticket deals.

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