We can be the new Argentina

After years of economic trouble, Argentina was revitalised after defaulting. Ireland would be wise to learn from the lessons of the past

4th June, 2011
We can be the new Argentina
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If you are ever feeling a little rough and could do with banishing the lingering echoes of the night before, a shave by a barber is your only man. Last week, deep in the Caballito district of Buenos Aires, I put my life in the hands of an octogenarian barber in a fantastically antiquated snip-joint called La Epocha.

There is something vaguely terrifying about a man with a blade two millimetres from your neck, even...

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