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# celtic-tiger - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Economic disaster, diaries and hand-dryers: Inside the most powerful government department
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Economic disaster, diaries and hand-dryers: Inside the most powerful government department

Jan 5th 2020, 10:00 PM 19,114 Views 12 Comments

From the Cuban Missile Crisis to Roger Casement statues, the Department of Finance is involved in nearly every government decision.

# celtic-tiger - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Boomtime beauties: 6 Celtic Tiger buildings that deserve more appreciation, according to architects
# Insider Guide
# Insider Guide

Boomtime beauties: 6 Celtic Tiger buildings that deserve more appreciation, according to architects

May 8th 2019, 5:43 PM 17,026 Views 17 Comments

Plus one that continues to divide opinion.

# celtic-tiger - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

'It wasn't like the All-Ireland but it was something else' - McManus thrilled for friend Woods
# Celtic Tiger
From The42
# Celtic Tiger

'It wasn't like the All-Ireland but it was something else' - McManus thrilled for friend Woods

Apr 16th 2019, 12:01 AM 9,871 Views 7 Comments

The Limerick native says that the 43-year-old’s victory at Augusta National was ‘one of the iconic moments in sport.’

# celtic-tiger - Monday 11 March, 2019

Siptu firefighters call for fire risk assessment of all Celtic Tiger buildings
# Dublin Fire Brigade
# Dublin Fire Brigade

Siptu firefighters call for fire risk assessment of all Celtic Tiger buildings

Mar 11th 2019, 7:30 PM 10,347 Views 14 Comments

Siptu said that buildings constructed between 2000 and 2014 was when “so-called light-touch regulation was at its most extreme”.

# celtic-tiger - Monday 12 November, 2018

'A cause for huge concern': Rents now 30% higher than Celtic Tiger peak
# Daft Report
# Daft Report

'A cause for huge concern': Rents now 30% higher than Celtic Tiger peak

Nov 12th 2018, 6:15 AM 33,770 Views 65 Comments

The Daft.ie report found that rents nationwide have risen by 11.3% in the last year.

# celtic-tiger - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Structural issues could affect 40 schools as Taoiseach says it will be difficult to find alternative classrooms
# Celtic Tiger
# Celtic Tiger

Structural issues could affect 40 schools as Taoiseach says it will be difficult to find alternative classrooms

Oct 24th 2018, 8:48 AM 38,936 Views 81 Comments

Leo Varadkar has promised to “pursue the builder in the courts” in order to get the issues resolved.

# celtic-tiger - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Galway United set to benefit from proposed soccer centre of excellence
# Soccer Hub
From The42
# Soccer Hub

Galway United set to benefit from proposed soccer centre of excellence

Oct 18th 2018, 6:22 PM 6,531 Views 17 Comments

A €20 million investment will be used to develop what was formerly the GAA’s Mountain South site.

# celtic-tiger - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Profile: The rise and fall of Anglo's David Drumm
# Celtic Tiger
# Celtic Tiger

Profile: The rise and fall of Anglo's David Drumm

Jun 24th 2018, 9:45 AM 15,380 Views 47 Comments

The former chief executive was this week jailed for six years.

# celtic-tiger - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

€4000 model car among 3,000 items sold off from Café En Seine auction
# For Sale
# For Sale

€4000 model car among 3,000 items sold off from Café En Seine auction

Jun 19th 2018, 9:17 PM 40,784 Views 25 Comments

The bar was a hotspot during the Celtic Tiger.

# celtic-tiger - Sunday 25 March, 2018

'The Celtic Tiger was ridiculous - it was a moment that needed to be dramatised'

'The Celtic Tiger was ridiculous - it was a moment that needed to be dramatised'

Mar 25th 2018, 1:00 PM 34,392 Views 18 Comments

We talk to Isobel Mahon, the writer and star of the play Boom?, which looks at boom-time Ireland.

# celtic-tiger - Sunday 11 March, 2018

It's 'unlikely' big housebuilders will buy any of the remaining 250 ghost estates
# The Boom
# The Boom

It's 'unlikely' big housebuilders will buy any of the remaining 250 ghost estates

Mar 11th 2018, 12:00 PM 22,851 Views 98 Comments

Asset management firm Investec says there are ‘few if any’ opportunities for the main construction firms.

# celtic-tiger - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Items from Clerys, Shelbourne Hotel and iconic Celtic Tiger nightclubs going under the hammer
# Going Going Gone
# Going Going Gone

Items from Clerys, Shelbourne Hotel and iconic Celtic Tiger nightclubs going under the hammer

Feb 24th 2018, 9:00 AM 28,859 Views 6 Comments

A host of items from Howl at the Moon and the Residence Club are to be sold off.

# celtic-tiger - Saturday 13 January, 2018

What Percent Celtic Tiger Cub Are You?
# The Boom Baby
From The Daily Edge
# The Boom Baby

What Percent Celtic Tiger Cub Are You?

Jan 13th 2018, 9:30 PM 11,048 Views 3 Comments

We can tell you.

# celtic-tiger - Sunday 10 December, 2017

This video about Irish mobile phone usage in 2006 on RTÉ Archives is peak Celtic Tiger
# Celtic Tiger
From The Daily Edge
# Celtic Tiger

This video about Irish mobile phone usage in 2006 on RTÉ Archives is peak Celtic Tiger

Dec 10th 2017, 8:00 PM 7,500 Views 3 Comments

“A lot of people have one phone for during the week, and another for the weekend.”

One of Ireland's biggest developers says it may never repay its €120m debt
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

One of Ireland's biggest developers says it may never repay its €120m debt

Dec 10th 2017, 8:30 AM 44,477 Views 39 Comments

Gannon Homes was founded by prominent Celtic Tiger builder Gerry Gannon.

# celtic-tiger - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Whatever happened to... a gigantic underwater tunnel linking Ireland and the UK?
# Sea Link
# Sea Link

Whatever happened to... a gigantic underwater tunnel linking Ireland and the UK?

Nov 26th 2017, 6:00 PM 71,313 Views 79 Comments

The idea to connect the two islands by rail has been around for over 100 years.

# celtic-tiger - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Ireland's 'lost decade' ends as domestic spending returns to Celtic Tiger peak
# Growth
# Growth

Ireland's 'lost decade' ends as domestic spending returns to Celtic Tiger peak

Aug 8th 2017, 9:00 AM 36,784 Views 151 Comments

Goodbody said the Irish economy will reach full employment by the end of next year.

# celtic-tiger - Saturday 22 April, 2017

This chart shows the massive drop in housing supply compared to the Celtic Tiger years
# Population Growth
# Population Growth

This chart shows the massive drop in housing supply compared to the Celtic Tiger years

Apr 22nd 2017, 11:00 AM 12,265 Views 34 Comments

One homeless charity says the government’s housing plan is moving far too slowly.

# celtic-tiger - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Whatever happened to... A giant Disneyland-style theme park in north Dublin?
# Vega City
# Vega City

Whatever happened to... A giant Disneyland-style theme park in north Dublin?

Apr 18th 2017, 6:20 AM 27,635 Views 18 Comments

The development would have been the biggest ever in Ireland – even including a monorail.

# celtic-tiger - Sunday 16 April, 2017

18 things that are inextricably linked to the Celtic Tiger
# Spend That Ssia
From The Daily Edge
# Spend That Ssia

18 things that are inextricably linked to the Celtic Tiger

Apr 16th 2017, 1:00 PM 11,312 Views 3 Comments

Eddie, extensions, and eating paninis.

# celtic-tiger - Sunday 26 March, 2017

How much fun did your family have during the Celtic Tiger?
# Celtic Tiger
From The Daily Edge
# Celtic Tiger

How much fun did your family have during the Celtic Tiger?

Mar 26th 2017, 8:00 PM 14,042 Views 2 Comments

It’s time to add up the ensuites and second properties to measure how much fun you had during the Celtic Tiger .

# celtic-tiger - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Whatever happened to... A Luas light-rail system for Cork city?
# Republic Of Luas
# Republic Of Luas

Whatever happened to... A Luas light-rail system for Cork city?

Mar 4th 2017, 7:15 AM 19,459 Views 40 Comments

Trams have been a success in Dublin, and there were hopes the southern city could follow suit.

# celtic-tiger - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Two men face trial accused of stealing €250k in Celtic Tiger-era land deal
# Courts
# Courts

Two men face trial accused of stealing €250k in Celtic Tiger-era land deal

Feb 22nd 2017, 7:01 PM 20,480 Views 0 Comments

The two Louth men stand accused of tricking a man by telling them they were involved in a €35 million deal.

# celtic-tiger - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Whatever happened to... Cable cars suspended hundreds of feet above the River Liffey?
# Pie In The Sky
# Pie In The Sky

Whatever happened to... Cable cars suspended hundreds of feet above the River Liffey?

Feb 9th 2017, 6:32 PM 1,079 Views 0 Comments

The developer behind ‘Suas’ wanted to create a Dublin icon like the London Eye or Eiffel Tower

# celtic-tiger - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Whatever happened to... A billion-euro 'park in the sky' on O'Connell Street?
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

Whatever happened to... A billion-euro 'park in the sky' on O'Connell Street?

Feb 4th 2017, 8:00 AM 23,440 Views 30 Comments

Developer Joe O’Reilly had grand plans to revitalise Dublin’s main street.

# celtic-tiger - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Whatever happened to... A €460m 'Las Vegas-style' casino in Tipperary?
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

Whatever happened to... A €460m 'Las Vegas-style' casino in Tipperary?

Jan 7th 2017, 8:15 AM 35,906 Views 31 Comments

The project is the brainchild of businessman Richard Quirke, one of Ireland’s richest men.

# celtic-tiger - Monday 2 January, 2017

Whatever happened to... A massive Chinese business centre in Westmeath?
# Athlone
# Athlone

Whatever happened to... A massive Chinese business centre in Westmeath?

Jan 2nd 2017, 6:00 AM 31,401 Views 27 Comments

It was hoped that the huge €175m Athlone-China hub would create thousands of jobs.

# celtic-tiger - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Whatever happened to... The long-overdue Metro North?
# Celtic Tiger
# Celtic Tiger

Whatever happened to... The long-overdue Metro North?

Dec 29th 2016, 11:00 PM 31,972 Views 67 Comments

We look at the many delays to the project, which was talked about as far back as 2001.

# celtic-tiger - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Investors blamed for 'dramatic' rise in Dublin house prices
# Vicious Circle
# Vicious Circle

Investors blamed for 'dramatic' rise in Dublin house prices

Nov 17th 2016, 2:57 PM 16,765 Views 31 Comments

Rising prices are forcing people into the rental market, pushing rents up and making properties more attractive to landlords.

# celtic-tiger - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

Solicitor admits stealing from clients to help pay €6.5m debts from property boom
# Celtic Tiger
# Celtic Tiger

Solicitor admits stealing from clients to help pay €6.5m debts from property boom

Nov 8th 2016, 6:30 AM 26,373 Views 0 Comments

The woman will be sentenced in two weeks’ time.

# celtic-tiger - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

The average commuter adds 800 calories a week to their diet, a new report has found
# Commuting
# Commuting

The average commuter adds 800 calories a week to their diet, a new report has found

Aug 24th 2016, 10:39 PM 24,194 Views 36 Comments

Research from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) suggests that people who commute for long periods of time are potentially “shortening their lives”.

# celtic-tiger - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Rents in Dublin have now smashed through their highest Celtic Tiger price level
# The Only Way Is Up
# The Only Way Is Up

Rents in Dublin have now smashed through their highest Celtic Tiger price level

Jun 9th 2016, 8:09 AM 25,530 Views 103 Comments

The pace of price growth has slowed in recent times, however.

# celtic-tiger - Monday 16 May, 2016

Ireland's most dangerous homes: 'The wood of the balcony crumbled like Weetabix'
# Celtic Tiger
# Celtic Tiger

Ireland's most dangerous homes: 'The wood of the balcony crumbled like Weetabix'

May 16th 2016, 3:15 PM 35,039 Views 26 Comments

A new documentary questions the safety of homes built in the Celtic Tiger era.

# celtic-tiger - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Catching a fugitive: How ex-solicitor Michael Lynn stayed on the run for eight years
# Boy In Brazil
# Boy In Brazil

Catching a fugitive: How ex-solicitor Michael Lynn stayed on the run for eight years

Feb 17th 2016, 12:36 PM 19,359 Views 0 Comments

Facing criminal charges, he could soon be back in Ireland.

# celtic-tiger - Thursday 14 January, 2016

How boomy is this? Big boost in car sales but good luck getting your banger insured
# Motoring On
# Motoring On

How boomy is this? Big boost in car sales but good luck getting your banger insured

Jan 14th 2016, 3:13 PM 28,656 Views 84 Comments

There was a 30% boost in private cars being licenced last year.

# celtic-tiger - Saturday 5 December, 2015

More people have flown through Dublin Airport this year than ever before
# On The Up
# On The Up

More people have flown through Dublin Airport this year than ever before

Dec 5th 2015, 10:25 AM 10,967 Views 55 Comments

There has been a big increase in the number of routes through the airport.

# celtic-tiger - Sunday 29 November, 2015

14 unmistakable signs that the boom is back
# What Recession?
From The Daily Edge
# What Recession?

14 unmistakable signs that the boom is back

Nov 29th 2015, 9:30 AM 13,653 Views 5 Comments

We all partied.

# celtic-tiger - Friday 9 October, 2015

Irish rents have scored a new record - and it's not a good one
# Nosebleed
# Nosebleed

Irish rents have scored a new record - and it's not a good one

Oct 9th 2015, 4:45 PM 24,695 Views 52 Comments

Prices have topped the peaks of even the Celtic Tiger property bubble.

# celtic-tiger - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Doesn't look like Bernard McNamara will be giving ANYONE his number
# Not Playing Ball
# Not Playing Ball

Doesn't look like Bernard McNamara will be giving ANYONE his number

Oct 8th 2015, 4:55 PM 20,250 Views 61 Comments

His responses to the banking inquiry could most generously be described as… unhelpful.

# celtic-tiger - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Ireland's biggest regional shopping centre is going under the hammer
# Spending Spree
# Spending Spree

Ireland's biggest regional shopping centre is going under the hammer

Oct 7th 2015, 10:59 AM 29,820 Views 19 Comments

The Whitewater Shopping Centre in Newbridge is expected to fetch €150 million plus.

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