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Burnt by the Sun tells the stories of the many Irish people whose dreams of owning their own holiday home became a nightmare in the wake of the financial crash. Buoyed by the domestic property boom of the Celtic Tiger era, the newly enriched Irish went on a frenzy of overseas purchases in Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, Bulgaria, India and even the Dominican Republic. But just as the buyers handed over the money to agents and developers, the bubble burst and the hopes and dreams of thousands of Irish people ruptured with it. Individuals and families tell us their financial horror stories from this desperate time.
Burnt by the Sun was first broadcast on RTE on 30th March 2020.