Ian Kehoe: 'This great Irish sell-off is the real legacy of the crash'

Ian Kehoe: 'This great Irish sell-off is the real legacy of the crash'

Ahead of a major RTE documentary, the Editor of The Sunday Business Post writes exclusively about the great Irish sell-off

Juan and Maritza Ovsak have been living in the shadows of the Catskills Mountains, deep in upstate New York, for more than 30 years. Juan, an Argentinian who has never lost his native accent despite emigrating to the US decades earlier, designed and then built their house himself. It is a small property by US standards, and located so far from a town or village that it does not even require a wall or a picket fence. There is a white wooden swing outside the front door, and a small vegetable patch outside the back. Inside, it is furnished with pictures of the couple’s three girls.

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