Liam Gallagher has urged post Celtic Tiger Ireland to learn from its mistakes, saying Irish people had "good souls".
The rock star talked about how he knew something was wrong with the country when he realised that his cousins in Mayo had bigger houses than him.
The Daily Star quotes him as saying: "I'm well off, right, but my cousins in Mayo had bigger houses than me during those years. Whenever I came back it was all new cars and expensive holidays all round.
"It happens, you get corruption and all of that and everything goes t*** up."
However, the singer has urged Irish fans to learn from the experience.
He said: "I know you've got good souls over there. Learn from your mistakes, the same way I've had to."
Gallagher, whose mum is from Mayo and dad is from Meath, described his family as "a dead proud Irish family".
The ex-Oasis star is now in a new band Beady Eye, who played in The Olympia Theatre in Dublin last week.
19 April 2011
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