Wednesday 22 November 2017

Stokes twins: pillars of hope

Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

There is a lot of talk these days about positive thinking. The Government are talking positive, beardy economics boffins like John FitzGerald at the ESRI are talking positive, even the man and woman on the street are tiring of the moaning that sustained them through the last year. While two-thirds of them don't believe Brian Lenihan when he tells us the worst is over, you will hear more and more people saying they intend to stop the negativity for the new year because if we all cheer up a bit, that will actually help the economy.

Today, in the spirit of positivity, we announce our first Ambassadors of Hope, people who we believe best exemplify the kind of almost deluded positivity this country needs. Today's Ambassadors of Hope are the Stokes twins -- the Bang brothers -- for overwhelming positivity in the face of all the evidence.

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