Over the next four weeks, we are exploring Newstalk’s 20 most influential moments of the past two decades. Everyday, across the station, we’ll look back at an influential moment chosen by listeners.
Today, we are looking back to the Irish banking crisis and the bailout. A symbol of that time was Ireland's Ghost Estates which blotted the countryside as thousands of unfinished, unwanted homes were abandoned by builders. Henry McKean travelled the country and looks back at that time, speaking to home owners and experts. The report starts with footage from the international media, since it became a global story at the time.