This is the story of families and individuals who came to Ireland primarily during the boom years, when the economy was the shining light of Europe. For many people who came to live here, Ireland was their 'Shining City on the Hill'. The years between 2004 and 2007 were the years when our boom peaked, with 300,000 immigrants moving to here. In less than a decade, Ireland's non-indigenous population went up from 1% to 12%. And then their lives changed drastically when the financial crisis struck. Over an eight-month period, the programme follows people's struggle with businesses; attempt to secure visas; establish new homes; work in the UK on the building sites during the week and return at the weekends; or work to send money back to the country of origin in order to support a family there.