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How Ireland Really Went Bust

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  37 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
From the night when the Irish government guaranteed the debts of Irish banks in September 2008, to November 2010 when heavy hitters from the IMF and the ECB arrived in government buildings, Ireland was on a one-way road to ruin.

In How Ireland Really Went Bust Matt Cooper, journalist, broadcaster and No 1 bestselling author of Who Really Runs Ireland?, describes the tumultu
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Paperback, 464 pages
Published May 3rd 2012 by Penguin Ireland (first published October 1st 2011)
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Seamus Enright
Mar 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very detailed and coherent, fair-minded account of how Ireland got into the horrible mess it's in right now. It's remarkable that he was able to write it by the end of 2011, the final year covered by the book.

The main quibble I have is that while it's generally readable he makes few concessions to people who aren't from a business/economics/accounting background.

It's tone of pessimism can also make it a hard read, perhaps, like Fintan O' Toole, he'll follow it up with a more solution-orientate
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Brian Bailie
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well researched chronicle of the self-serving bungles and blunders that led up to the crash.
I've read a few books on this subject, and this book puts things into clear perspective.
Objective, blunt, and well written
Garrett
Good read on how the Irish economy crashed.
Andy
Jun 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
be thick skinned,well worth the read,still not finished it.
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