Luck of the Irish running out?

Don’t think this has been posted, do you think the current govt. will be able to blame the current problems on international factors or are people starting to realise that the problems were there long before? I’m not sure of the sentiment on the street at home, just what I’m reading online…

businessweek.com/globalbiz/content/mar2008/gb20080318_881112.htm?chan=top+news_top+news+index_businessweek+exclusives