Politics 31 March 2011 Does Ireland have a future? RSA hosts debate on Ireland’s precarious financial and political situation featuring the <em>New Sta Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML Ireland was hit hard by the financial crisis. The Celtic Tiger crumbled and those who had praised its rapid, unsustainable growth, such as George Osborne, were left looking foolish. An IMF and EU bailout followed and the nation that had fought so hard for its independence once again found foreign powers dictating its affairs. The New Statesman's editor, Jason Cowley, today chairs a debate at the Royal Society of Arts in central London on Ireland's future, featuring Maurice Walsh, the current Alistair Horne Visiting Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford. The debate will consider whether mass emigration and economic stagnation are sending Ireland back to its past. For more information, go here. › In this week’s New Statesman: Who are the English? Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles What does François Bayrou's endorsement of Emmanuel Macron mean for the French presidential race? What actually is Article 50? The small print that will trigger Brexit Who will win the Copeland by-election?