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When The Luck Of The Irish Ran Out
David J. Lynch

The World's Most Resilient Country and Its Struggle to Rise Again

Palgrave Macmillan
November 2010
On Sale: November 9, 2010
256 pages
ISBN: 0230102735
EAN: 9780230102736
Hardcover
$26.00
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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.

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Diane Rehm Show - NPR - November 16, 2010

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