Why are we so afraid to speak of the recovery?
Brendan O'Connor Why is it that we dare not speak of a recovery? Part of it is, of course, because we have been burnt quite recently. We have been largely conditioned to believe now that the last boom experienced in Ireland was an illusion, a chimera that we were wrong to ever buy into. And it ended so disastrously, and we paid such a terrible price for it, that we almost fear any signs of success now.