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Celtic Tiger

Jail Could Be Next For Ireland's Ex-Richest Man

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2012 | Business

* Quinn engaged in complex scheme to put assets out of reach * Quinn's son and nephew also found guilty of contempt * Ju...

In Ireland, Some Ex-Construction Workers Are Now Baking Cookies

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

Construction workers and bakers may not seem so similar, but at one shop, those once operating heavy machinery are now making a small fortune off baki...

A Celtic Wanderer (PHOTOS)

Liza Weisstuch | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Liza Weisstuch


Death of the Celtic Tiger: A Cautionary Irish Tale

Lawrence Mishel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence Mishel

The Celtic Tiger went from boom to bust with breathtaking speed. In the wake of four austerity budgets -- seen as the toughest in Europe -- Ireland is locked in depression with ten successive quarters of economic contraction.

From Hero to Zero: Why Former Irish Leader Bertie Ahern Has Now Quit Politics

Niall O'Dowd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Niall O'Dowd

If you needed proof that all political careers end in failure look no further than former Irish prime minister Bertie Ahern.

Mark Blyth: On Ireland, the Circle Will Not Be Squared (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christopher Lydon

Mark Blyth, of Austerity fame and the Watson Institute, has a Scot's vernacular gift for clarifying economics. Is the situation explosive? "You've g...

The Celtic Tiger, Declawed and Defanged

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Winship

Last year, when I spoke with David Kavanagh, the running joke was that the difference between Ireland and Iceland was one letter and six weeks. In 2009, the economy sank 7.1 percent. And as in the US, citizen anger has been vehement and vocal.

John Spillane: From Cork to the Universal

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rory Fitzgerald

Rory Fitzgerald meets Cork singer songwriter John Spillane and hears about his new album, the art of songwriting and his hopes for a changing Ireland....

Irish eyes aren't smiling on the Emerald Isle

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rory Fitzgerald

EXPECT MORE Irish misery memoirs in 20 years' time. Like a familiar glove, despondency has again wrapped itself around the Emerald Isle. Except this t...

Ireland's Economy in Free Fall Collapse

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

Once known as the "Celtic Tiger" for its sustained record of double-digit economic growth, Ireland is now in the midst of a financial tsunami.