Saturday 3 December 2016

Now it's time to listen to the yaysayers

We didn't pay any heed to the naysayers -- and now we seem to be doing the very same with the optimists, writes Celia Larkin

Published 08/05/2011 | 05:00

"Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can't be done." Bo Bennett

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STANDARD & Poor's recent report predicted that prospective homebuyers in Europe would postpone acquisitions, given governments' 'austerity plans'.

They obviously weren't talking about Ireland. Here, it's more that the banks won't lend the purchaser money than the purchaser deciding not to buy. All you have to do is look at the most recent fire sales, where people had cash in their pockets, to know that whatever it is about we Irish, we just cannot resist the lure of bricks and mortar.

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