Relapse for property addicts as buyers overcome their frugality
CURED of our property obsession? Not even at the crazy peaks of our national bingeing session were there ever witnessed scenes quite as manic as yesterday's, with well over a thousand people attempting to wheedle, cajole and just-short-of-threaten their way into a major auction.
There was a video link set up at a local pub, and gardai manning the 200-300 strong crowd blocking traffic outside Dublin Shelbourne Hotel where the "fire-sale of distressed properties" was taking place while, inside, proceedings were at one point on the brink of having to be abandoned due to the overcrowding situation.
This was mind-blowing stuff.