Richard Curran: I warned of a property crash in 2007 – will it happen again?

At the high point of the Celtic Tiger, Richard Curran presented the TV documentary Future Shock: Property Crash on the prospect of a massive drop in house prices. Now he asks whether history will repeat itself — or are we facing a different crisis?

Richard Curran. Photo by Lorcan Doherty

Richard Curran

They say the past is a different country. And 16 years ago was a very strange time in Ireland. Everything looked bright, shiny and new, but in fact the country was in the throes of a massive national property Ponzi scheme which had become an unhealthy obsession.

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