Fionnan Sheahan: Deal gives us a badly needed boost -- both for the economy and for our 'Lucky General' Enda
FLASHBACKS to eight years ago were in heavy supply this weekend. Back in June 2004, the e-voting machines were mothballed by Martin Cullen and are being disposed of now by Phil Hogan.
In June 2004, a stylish team from the Iberian peninsula went into the final of the European Championships against an unfancied team from the Mediterranean.
Coincidentally, Portugal and Greece have been replaced by Spain and Italy, and all four, along with Ireland, are the problem countries of the euro making up the so-called 'PIIGS'.