Access Update: The Demise of the Celtic Tiger

The global financial crisis has had severe effects on the Irish economy.

Ireland is facing widespread strikes by public sector workers, angered by cuts in pay and rising taxes, unemployment is at a record high and homes are being repossessed. 

How did Ireland get to this point? Find out by reading this article (see 'Attachments' in the menu on the right). Activities are included.

Dublin: Empty houses on an unfinished street where only two houses have been sold with construction stopping a year ago on the development (©Scanpix)Dublin: Empty houses on an unfinished street where only two houses have been sold with construction stopping a year ago on the development (©Scanpix)

 

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