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Author Lynch, David (David J.)

Title When the luck of the Irish ran out : the world's most resilient country and its struggle to rise again / by David Lynch.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Homer Twp PL - Main Adult Non-Fiction - HDBB-1  330.9417 LYN    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  330.9417 LYN    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  330.9417 LYN    AVAILABLE
Description 248 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "Few countries have been as dramatically transformed in recent years as Ireland. Once a culturally repressed land shadowed by terrorism and on the brink of economic collapse, Ireland finally emerged in the late 1990s as the fastest-growing country in Europe, with the typical citizen enjoying a higher standard of living than the average Brit. Just a few years after celebrating their newly-won status among the world's richest societies, the Irish are now saddled with a wounded, shrinking economy, soaring unemployment, and ruined public finances. After so many centuries of impoverishment, how did the Irish finally get rich, and how did they then fritter away so much so quickly? Veteran journalist David J. Lynch offers an insightful, character-driven narrative of how the Irish boom came to be and how it went bust. He opens our eyes to a nation's downfall through the lived experience of individual citizens: the people responsible for the current crisis as well as the ordinary men and women enduring it"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-242).
Contents Introduction: "The boom times are getting more boomer" -- Frugal comfort -- The most important pub in Ireland -- Liftoff -- A different country -- Famine to feast -- Having it all -- People lost the run of themselves -- Money is just evidence -- Epilogue: The Ireland that we dreamed of.
Subject Social change -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Social change -- Ireland -- History -- 21st century.
Recessions -- Ireland -- History -- 21st century.
Ireland -- Economic conditions -- 1949-
Ireland -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Ireland -- Social conditions -- 1973-
ISBN 9780230102736 hardback
0230102735 hardback

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