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# celtic-tiger - Thursday 10 October, 2013

"We can finally put Priory Hall behind us" - deal is reached on apartment complex
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

"We can finally put Priory Hall behind us" - deal is reached on apartment complex

Oct 10th 2013, 7:41 PM 13,093 Views 65 Comments

Residents will be offered new mortgages, as well as being given 12 months to find a new house.

# celtic-tiger - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Five years older and deeper in debt... So why don't the Irish protest more?
# 5 Years On
# 5 Years On

Five years older and deeper in debt... So why don't the Irish protest more?

Sep 29th 2013, 8:30 PM 19,794 Views 115 Comments

In the last few years, there’s been a noticeable decrease in the numbers taking to the streets to voice their anger. We asked the experts — why are the Irish so reluctant to protest?

# celtic-tiger - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Micheál Martin: Social partnership wasn't equipped for the economic boom
# Celtic Tiger
# Celtic Tiger

Micheál Martin: Social partnership wasn't equipped for the economic boom

Sep 28th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,933 Views 51 Comments

Martin said that there were a number of mistakes made by the Fianna Fáil administration during its 14 years in office.

# celtic-tiger - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

This boomtime poster of Bertie Ahern with bling sums up the Celtic Tiger
# Pimp My Party
From The Daily Edge
# Pimp My Party

This boomtime poster of Bertie Ahern with bling sums up the Celtic Tiger

Sep 25th 2013, 1:13 PM 21,693 Views 47 Comments

Yes, it was an actual campaign for Ógra Fianna Fáil membership. Yes, it’s for sale. Yes, it would be perfect for your living room.

# celtic-tiger - Monday 23 September, 2013

12 golden memories of the Celtic Tiger era
# Celtictigernostalgia
From The Daily Edge
# Celtictigernostalgia

12 golden memories of the Celtic Tiger era

Sep 23rd 2013, 6:00 PM 37,252 Views 81 Comments

#celtictigernostalgia is trending on Twitter.

# celtic-tiger - Friday 20 September, 2013

Growing up in Ireland: Latest study findings show huge impact of recession on families
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Growing up in Ireland: Latest study findings show huge impact of recession on families

Sep 20th 2013, 12:01 AM 12,827 Views 42 Comments

The long-term study focusing on childhood found a significant increase in the number of parents going through financial problems between 2008 and 2011.

# celtic-tiger - Thursday 12 September, 2013

8 things anyone who has lived in a Celtic Tiger apartment will understand
# 1990s Living
From The Daily Edge
# 1990s Living

8 things anyone who has lived in a Celtic Tiger apartment will understand

Sep 12th 2013, 1:00 PM 53,184 Views 95 Comments

Storage heaters and paper-thin walls.

# celtic-tiger - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Would you pay €1.5 million for this Galway bungalow?
# Megabucks
From The Daily Edge
# Megabucks

Would you pay €1.5 million for this Galway bungalow?

Sep 11th 2013, 9:49 AM 8,682 Views 9 Comments

No recession ’round here!

# celtic-tiger - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Column: The fall of the Celtic Tiger – what next?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The fall of the Celtic Tiger – what next?

Sep 8th 2013, 8:30 AM 790 Views 99 Comments

The scale of the economic and financial catastrophe that befell Ireland was virtually unprecedented in post-war industrial country history; we need to examine the inadequacies of the Irish policymaking process, write Donal Donovan and Antoin E Murphy.

# celtic-tiger - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Bereaved resident urges Taoiseach to deal with Priory Hall
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

Bereaved resident urges Taoiseach to deal with Priory Hall

Sep 7th 2013, 12:39 PM 21,144 Views 199 Comments

Stephanie Meehan made an emotional plea to Enda Kenny on the Late Late Show last night.

# celtic-tiger - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

AIB chief is 'not aware of' any internal investigations into former directors
# Bankers
# Bankers

AIB chief is 'not aware of' any internal investigations into former directors

Sep 3rd 2013, 8:14 PM 5,623 Views 12 Comments

The bank’s CEO David Duffy said that no investigations had happened during his tenure and that discussing past directors would be “therapeutic but unfair”.

# celtic-tiger - Monday 26 August, 2013

Column: Is it time to stop bashing Bertie?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is it time to stop bashing Bertie?

Aug 26th 2013, 1:00 PM 84 Views 272 Comments

Serious question, writes Paul Allen. If we do not learn from our mistakes and more readily embrace the knowledge of those that have made them, we will always be prone to repeating the errors of the past.

# celtic-tiger - Friday 9 August, 2013

Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2013*
# Satire
# Satire

Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2013*

Aug 9th 2013, 10:30 AM 7,273 Views 9 Comments

*The events of 2013 in Ireland, according to resident satirist TheMire.net in this special extract from spoof news site chronicling the fall of the Celtic Tiger.

# celtic-tiger - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2012*
# Satire
# Satire

Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2012*

Aug 8th 2013, 10:30 AM 6,726 Views 9 Comments

*The events of 2012 in Ireland, according to resident satirist TheMire.net in this special extract from spoof news site chronicling the fall of the Celtic Tiger.

# celtic-tiger - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2011*
# Satire
# Satire

Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2011*

Aug 7th 2013, 10:30 AM 6,043 Views 8 Comments

*The events of 2011 in Ireland, according to resident satirist TheMire.net in this special extract from spoof news site chronicling the fall of the Celtic Tiger.

# celtic-tiger - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2010*
# Satire
# Satire

Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2010*

Aug 6th 2013, 10:30 AM 9,326 Views 37 Comments

*The events of 2010 in Ireland, according to resident satirist TheMire.net in this special extract from spoof news site chronicling the fall of the Celtic Tiger.

# celtic-tiger - Monday 5 August, 2013

Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2009*
# Satire
# Satire

Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2009*

Aug 5th 2013, 10:30 AM 12,459 Views 9 Comments

*The events of 2009 in Ireland, according to resident satirist TheMire.net in this special extract from spoof news site chronicling the fall of the Celtic Tiger.

# celtic-tiger - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Over 43,000 homeowners in arrears could have properties repossessed
# Housing
# Housing

Over 43,000 homeowners in arrears could have properties repossessed

Jul 31st 2013, 10:25 AM 15,219 Views 167 Comments

The property owners are at risk of legal action once banks’ ability to seek repossession is restored following the passing of new legislation, a new report states.

# celtic-tiger - Thursday 4 July, 2013

No date for rescheduled property auction after protesters force cancellation
# Distressed
# Distressed

No date for rescheduled property auction after protesters force cancellation

Jul 4th 2013, 9:50 PM 11,623 Views 94 Comments

Allsop Space were forced to abandon the event this morning after a handful of demonstrators entered the venue and demanded it be called off.

Noonan: People need to stop mucking around in Garda business
# Anglotapes
# Anglotapes

Noonan: People need to stop mucking around in Garda business

Jul 4th 2013, 2:59 PM 7,738 Views 87 Comments

The Finance Minister has been expressing concerns about “contamination of evidence” while answering questions about the Anglo Tapes controversy today.

Developer being pursued by Ulster Bank among protest group that halted Allsop auction
# Distressed Property
# Distressed Property

Developer being pursued by Ulster Bank among protest group that halted Allsop auction

Jul 4th 2013, 1:18 PM 19,725 Views 75 Comments

A group of protesters forced the cancellation of the distressed property sale at Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel, after gaining access to the auction room.

# celtic-tiger - Monday 1 July, 2013

Were AIB 'lending money to every cowboy in town'?
# Anglo Tapes
# Anglo Tapes

Were AIB 'lending money to every cowboy in town'?

Jul 1st 2013, 8:06 AM 12,628 Views 41 Comments

AIB and Bank of Ireland are in the spotlight in the latest round of Anglo Tapes by the Irish Independent. Here are some of the more memorable quotes.

# celtic-tiger - Friday 28 June, 2013

Property prices down in May, but rate of drop slowing
# Cso Stats
# Cso Stats

Property prices down in May, but rate of drop slowing

Jun 28th 2013, 5:51 PM 4,771 Views 27 Comments

The most positive signs are in the Dublin market, with homes changing hands for 1.4 per cent more than in the same month last year.

# celtic-tiger - Thursday 27 June, 2013

'Becoming complacent is my only worry' - David Drumm's 2005 take on Anglo
# Experience The Difference
# Experience The Difference

'Becoming complacent is my only worry' - David Drumm's 2005 take on Anglo

Jun 27th 2013, 9:00 PM 10,566 Views 54 Comments

Three years before the bank guarantee, the then-CEO was talking up Anglo’s hiring policy and describing the outlook for Ireland as ‘very positive indeed’.

'We need to get away from Celtic Tiger thinking' – Arts Council
# Arts
# Arts

'We need to get away from Celtic Tiger thinking' – Arts Council

Jun 27th 2013, 8:45 PM 4,559 Views 19 Comments

The arts has “untapped potential”, supports almost 21,000 jobs in Ireland and has the potential to create more, the Arts Council has said.

Belt-tightening at Leinster House as Oireachtas 'tuck shop' closes
# Austerity Measure
# Austerity Measure

Belt-tightening at Leinster House as Oireachtas 'tuck shop' closes

Jun 27th 2013, 10:28 AM 9,188 Views 41 Comments

The Celtic Tiger-era store – deemed no longer ‘viable’ – is to close down tomorrow.

# celtic-tiger - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Column: If politicians re-lived the Celtic Tiger would anything be done differently?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: If politicians re-lived the Celtic Tiger would anything be done differently?

Jun 20th 2013, 7:00 AM 128 Views 39 Comments

After the boom-years, people are wondering if there is an alternative system that might work better, writes Órla Ryan, who says worker co-operatives might be just what we’re looking for.

# celtic-tiger - Thursday 13 June, 2013

More than 20 housing estates in desperate need of major regeneration
# Renewal
# Renewal

More than 20 housing estates in desperate need of major regeneration

Jun 13th 2013, 10:15 PM 13,651 Views 27 Comments

Minister Jan O’Sullivan says she wants to maintain the national regeneration programmes put in place over the years and pledges €80 million investment to disadvantaged communities.

Back for good? Irish lenders promoting 90 per cent mortgages
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Back for good? Irish lenders promoting 90 per cent mortgages

Jun 13th 2013, 10:00 PM 19,432 Views 74 Comments

KBC Bank is now actively seeking candidates for 90 per cent loans, but did you know other lenders are making similar offers?

# celtic-tiger - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Celtic Tiger furniture goes under the hammer at a "fraction" of boom time prices
# Boom To Bust
# Boom To Bust

Celtic Tiger furniture goes under the hammer at a "fraction" of boom time prices

Jun 6th 2013, 1:46 PM 15,794 Views 24 Comments

Upmarket antiques shop that sold fireplaces to people including property tycoon Sean Dunne is having a clear out this weekend.

# celtic-tiger - Sunday 19 May, 2013

13 things from the Celtic Tiger you don't see anymore
# Rawr
From The Daily Edge
# Rawr

13 things from the Celtic Tiger you don't see anymore

May 19th 2013, 1:00 PM 64,397 Views 87 Comments

We definitely still don’t know what a tracker mortgage is.

# celtic-tiger - Monday 13 May, 2013

Enda Kenny played a 'significant role' in the Celtic Tiger, says US college
# Enda Kenny
# Enda Kenny

Enda Kenny played a 'significant role' in the Celtic Tiger, says US college

May 13th 2013, 10:01 AM 17,115 Views 84 Comments

Boston College, where the Taoiseach will speak next week, has noted his time in the Rainbow government of the 90s. Kenny himself has previously said: “The Celtic Tiger years were false years.”

# celtic-tiger - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Graphs: Here's how car-crazy Ireland was in 2000
# Vroom Vroom
# Vroom Vroom

Graphs: Here's how car-crazy Ireland was in 2000

Jan 16th 2013, 8:17 PM 32,491 Views 61 Comments

Figures compiled by the All-Ireland Research Observatory show just how much car sales in Ireland spiked (especially in 2000) – but how they fell sharply in the crash.

# celtic-tiger - Friday 7 December, 2012

'Was It For This' Pic of the Day
# Celtic Tiger Soup
From The Daily Edge
# Celtic Tiger Soup

'Was It For This' Pic of the Day

Dec 7th 2012, 10:19 AM 7,688 Views 4 Comments

We all partied.

# celtic-tiger - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Interview: 'There is a great anger in the country' - President Higgins
# Michael D
# Michael D

Interview: 'There is a great anger in the country' - President Higgins

Nov 17th 2012, 8:20 AM 12,382 Views 46 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, President Michael D Higgins has spoken of his initiative to help Ireland’s youth shape the country’s future and his first year in office. Listen to the full interview here…

# celtic-tiger - Friday 2 November, 2012

Call for Anglo musical to be brought stateside... with Seán Fitzpatrick puppet in tow
# Anglo The Musical
# Anglo The Musical

Call for Anglo musical to be brought stateside... with Seán Fitzpatrick puppet in tow

Nov 2nd 2012, 1:46 PM 7,162 Views 17 Comments

American broadcaster Max Keiser has set up an online fund to bring ‘ANGLO: The Musical’ to New York or Boston.

# celtic-tiger - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Mary McAleese: 'I'd love to say I saw the bust coming... but I didn't'
# Mary McAleese
# Mary McAleese

Mary McAleese: 'I'd love to say I saw the bust coming... but I didn't'

Oct 9th 2012, 6:30 AM 12,276 Views 44 Comments

In an interview to be broadcast this evening, the former President also discusses gay marriage and discusses her attitude to church governance.

# celtic-tiger - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Sep 15th 2012, 5:00 PM 4,700 Views 5 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Will Rory McIlroy attend The Gathering? And round 2 of Michael Noonan versus the IMF…

# celtic-tiger - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Poll: Has the recession improved Ireland's work ethic?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has the recession improved Ireland's work ethic?

Aug 19th 2012, 2:24 PM 9,812 Views 95 Comments

A retailer’s Read Me today says the struggle to find jobs has made people more appreciative to have them. Do you agree?

Column: Recession has had a positive impact on Tiger cubs' work ethic
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Recession has had a positive impact on Tiger cubs' work ethic

Aug 19th 2012, 8:30 AM 44 Views 43 Comments

The boom years are over but the recession has brought about a change in young people’s work ethic, employer James Keogh writes.