1. 1. Getting 100% mortgages.
Some people were even getting up to 110% mortgages - a bit extra to cover some nice furniture. Wasn't that nice of the banks?
2. 2. Christmas Shopping in New York
Some Irish people used to just 'pop over' to New York for a bit of shopping - as you do!
3. 3. Drink champagne in the hairdressers
Back in the 'good times', Irish people were not only offered tea and water in the hairdressers but also had the option of champagne.