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# celtic tiger

Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
Irish State sells off 5% of shares in PTSB raising €55.2 million
The Irish State bailed out the bank after the crash in 2008.
This year
Farmland prices hit highest level since Celtic tiger, according to new annual report
Business buyers have also been active, purchasing 43% of the farmland sold last year.
Last year
# Dublin
Apartment owners vote against proposal they pay €68,000 each to fix fire safety defects
‘People didn’t vote ‘no’ because they don’t want the work to be done. We voted ‘no’ because we don’t have the money,’ said one owner.
# Property Prices
Property Price Index exceeds Celtic Tiger peak but growth slows in July
Residential property prices increased by 13% in the year to July.
# Fire Safety
Final report on Celtic Tiger era apartment defects to be sent to minister
As many as 100,000 apartments and duplexes may be affected by these issues.
# Swords
'I just can't afford it': €15k fire safety repair bill for Dublin apartment homeowners
The owner management company said legal advice has been sought but the original developer company has been liquidated.
All time
# Money Money Money
Economic disaster, diaries and hand-dryers: Inside the most powerful government department
From the Cuban Missile Crisis to Roger Casement statues, the Department of Finance is involved in nearly every government decision.
# insider guide
Boomtime beauties: 6 Celtic Tiger buildings that deserve more appreciation, according to architects
Plus one that continues to divide opinion.
# celtic tiger
'It wasn't like the All-Ireland but it was something else' - McManus thrilled for friend Woods
The Limerick native says that the 43-year-old’s victory at Augusta National was ‘one of the iconic moments in sport.’
# Dublin Fire Brigade
Siptu firefighters call for fire risk assessment of all Celtic Tiger buildings
Siptu said that buildings constructed between 2000 and 2014 was when “so-called light-touch regulation was at its most extreme”.
# Daft Report
'A cause for huge concern': Rents now 30% higher than Celtic Tiger peak
The report found that rents nationwide have risen by 11.3% in the last year.
# celtic tiger
Structural issues could affect 40 schools as Taoiseach says it will be difficult to find alternative classrooms
Leo Varadkar has promised to “pursue the builder in the courts” in order to get the issues resolved.
# soccer hub
Galway United set to benefit from proposed soccer centre of excellence
A €20 million investment will be used to develop what was formerly the GAA’s Mountain South site.
# celtic tiger
Profile: The rise and fall of Anglo's David Drumm
The former chief executive was this week jailed for six years.
# For Sale
€4000 model car among 3,000 items sold off from Café En Seine auction
The bar was a hotspot during the Celtic Tiger.
'The Celtic Tiger was ridiculous - it was a moment that needed to be dramatised'
We talk to Isobel Mahon, the writer and star of the play Boom?, which looks at boom-time Ireland.
# The Boom
It's 'unlikely' big housebuilders will buy any of the remaining 250 ghost estates
Asset management firm Investec says there are ‘few if any’ opportunities for the main construction firms.
# going going gone
Items from Clerys, Shelbourne Hotel and iconic Celtic Tiger nightclubs going under the hammer
A host of items from Howl at the Moon and the Residence Club are to be sold off.
# the boom baby
What Percent Celtic Tiger Cub Are You?
We can tell you.
# celtic tiger
This video about Irish mobile phone usage in 2006 on RTÉ Archives is peak Celtic Tiger
“A lot of people have one phone for during the week, and another for the weekend.”
# building and property
One of Ireland's biggest developers says it may never repay its €120m debt
Gannon Homes was founded by prominent Celtic Tiger builder Gerry Gannon.
# Sea Link
Whatever happened to... a gigantic underwater tunnel linking Ireland and the UK?
The idea to connect the two islands by rail has been around for over 100 years.
# Growth
Ireland's 'lost decade' ends as domestic spending returns to Celtic Tiger peak
Goodbody said the Irish economy will reach full employment by the end of next year.
# Population Growth
This chart shows the massive drop in housing supply compared to the Celtic Tiger years
One homeless charity says the government’s housing plan is moving far too slowly.
# Vega City
Whatever happened to... A giant Disneyland-style theme park in north Dublin?
The development would have been the biggest ever in Ireland – even including a monorail.
# spend that ssia
18 things that are inextricably linked to the Celtic Tiger
Eddie, extensions, and eating paninis.
# celtic tiger
How much fun did your family have during the Celtic Tiger?
It’s time to add up the ensuites and second properties to measure how much fun you had during the Celtic Tiger .
# republic of luas
Whatever happened to... A Luas light-rail system for Cork city?
Trams have been a success in Dublin, and there were hopes the southern city could follow suit.
# Courts
Two men face trial accused of stealing €250k in Celtic Tiger-era land deal
The two Louth men stand accused of tricking a man by telling them they were involved in a €35 million deal.
# pie in the sky
Whatever happened to... Cable cars suspended hundreds of feet above the River Liffey?
The developer behind ‘Suas’ wanted to create a Dublin icon like the London Eye or Eiffel Tower
# building and property
Whatever happened to... A billion-euro 'park in the sky' on O'Connell Street?
Developer Joe O’Reilly had grand plans to revitalise Dublin’s main street.
# building and property
Whatever happened to... A €460m 'Las Vegas-style' casino in Tipperary?
The project is the brainchild of businessman Richard Quirke, one of Ireland’s richest men.
# Athlone
Whatever happened to... A massive Chinese business centre in Westmeath?
It was hoped that the huge €175m Athlone-China hub would create thousands of jobs.
# celtic tiger
Whatever happened to... The long-overdue Metro North?
We look at the many delays to the project, which was talked about as far back as 2001.
# vicious circle
Investors blamed for 'dramatic' rise in Dublin house prices
Rising prices are forcing people into the rental market, pushing rents up and making properties more attractive to landlords.
# celtic tiger
Solicitor admits stealing from clients to help pay €6.5m debts from property boom
The woman will be sentenced in two weeks’ time.
# Commuting
The average commuter adds 800 calories a week to their diet, a new report has found
Research from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) suggests that people who commute for long periods of time are potentially “shortening their lives”.
# The Only Way Is Up
Rents in Dublin have now smashed through their highest Celtic Tiger price level
The pace of price growth has slowed in recent times, however.
# celtic tiger
Ireland's most dangerous homes: 'The wood of the balcony crumbled like Weetabix'
A new documentary questions the safety of homes built in the Celtic Tiger era.
# boy in brazil
Catching a fugitive: How ex-solicitor Michael Lynn stayed on the run for eight years
Facing criminal charges, he could soon be back in Ireland.