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Ship of Fools

Fintan O’Toole

Fintan O’Toole’s Ship of Fools – the number 1 bestseller – is the shocking true story of how stupidity and corruption sank the Celtic tiger.

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£10.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571260751
Date Published
01.07.2010
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Summary

For twenty years, Ireland’s economic miracle was supposed to be the envy of the world. Low taxes, light regulation and an ‘anything goes’ attitude seemed to have created boundless prosperity. And then, as in Iceland, the glittering palaces vanished in the heat of the global financial meltdown. For years, those with economic power had been investing in a gigantic property bubble.

In Ship of Fools Fintan O’Toole tells the story of this dizzying rise and sickening fall. Ireland may have had a tiger economy, but those in charge of it had not lost their taste for sweetheart deals, back-handers and bribery. This is the essential analysis of Ireland’s economic suicide.

FintanO'Toole

Fintan O’Toole is one of Ireland’s most respected and controversial political and cultural commentators, and an acclaimed biographer and critic. His books include White Savage, A Traitor’s Kiss, Meanwhile Back at the Ranch, the number one bestseller Ship of Fools, which Terry Eagleton called ‘a brilliant polemic’, and its sequel Enough is Enough. He lives in Dublin and is a…

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