No, I think the Boer war caused a problem for our reputation (though as we were mainly being slagged off by the Kaiser, its somewhat relative...), but economically it seems it was something of a speedbump.
There were problems after that, such as irish nationalism, but I think that was unrelated to the Boer war, and rather more problems of the Irish Famine coming home to roost, and the Ulstermen being somewhat intractable when it came to being part of the Union. There is a case that German interference played a role. For example Erskine Childers (author of Riddle of the Sands) was apparently gunrunning for the Irish Volunteers before WW1, but the weapons were coming from German stocks.
Strange man Childers, he fought for the Empire in the Boer war in the City Imperial Volunteers, which he wrote about (I still keep meaning to read that one) Yet here he was siding with Irish nationalists. It just goes to show you can have more than one loyalty.
Edited by Stuart Galbraith, 27 November 2019 - 0944 AM.