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Ship of fools: how stupidity and corruption sank the Celtic Tiger

Ship of fools: how stupidity and corruption sank the Celtic Tiger

O'Toole, Fintan, 1958-

Between 1995 and 2007, the Republic of Ireland was a worldwide model of successful adaptation to economic globalization - then the bubble burst. Fintan O'Toole presents a passionate account of how things went wrong, focusing on corrupt planning and poorly regulated banks

Paperback, Book. English.
Updated [ed.].
Published London: Faber, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Fintan O'Toole
ISBN: 0571260756, 9780571260751
Note: Previous ed.: 2009.
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: x, 245 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Political corruption Ireland.; Ireland Politics and government 1949-; Ireland Economic conditions 1949-; Ireland Economic policy.; Economics.

Author note

Fintan O'Toole is an acclaimed historian, biographer and critic. He is also Ireland's most respected and controversial political commentator, whose name was almost a term of abuse among the politicians who presided over the economic debacle of recent years. His books include White Savage (Faber and Faber), A Traitor's Kiss and Meanwhile Back at the Ranch.