How global meltdown could silence our cheers
In a world gone mad, Ireland the economic leper has become the golden child, writes Daniel McConnell
Yippee! Ireland is out of recession -- apparently. Crack open the champagne, let us climb out from under our beds, dance in the street and hug all our neighbours -- for the worst is really over.
All the people who enjoyed a few pints in Dublin pubs and clubs on Arthur's Day could do so with the cheery prospect that Ireland's worst-ever recession had come to an end.
So, have we actually finally turned that corner?