It seems the New York Time's Economix Blog's guest economist, Peter Boone, is taking a very dismal view of Ireland's future and our ability to dig ourselves out of the massive hole we find ourselves in.
While there are plenty of things you could argue about in this article and it is certainly not free from the odd sweeping generalisation and inaccuracy. I think the international sentiment about Ireland is shifting extremely quickly.
In Ireland, Debt Still Poses Danger to Banks and State - NYTimes.com
A few choice quotes:
"Ireland’s difficulties arose because of a huge property boom financed by cheap credit from Irish banks. Ireland’s three main banks built up loans and investments by 2008 that were three times the size of the national economy...""Despite or perhaps because of this therapy, financial markets are beginning to see Ireland as Europe’s next Greece.""Until very recently, Ireland was seen as Europe’s poster child of prudent reforms."