It's two post Wednesday.
This link is worth checking out: http://curbed.com/archives/2014/05/27/an-eerie-look-at-irelands-suburban-ghost-towns.php
And now, for towers of ilium pontificating. The Irish really screwed up--even more than the U.S. did. The mentality of "build it, and they will come" falls apart more quickly when your country is small. I feel that the burden of responsibility is not on the developers or the local officials, but on the lending agencies. They are the people who are supposed to assess the risk of the loans, and they obviously failed. And yet, none of them are in jail. So it goes.