Tuesday 12 December 2017

We may think things are bad but they could be a lot worse

Alison O'Connor

I'm losing count of the people who say they've stopped listening to the news and rarely read the papers. The almost universal complaint is what they are hearing and reading is far too depressing.

Who can blame them?

In the space of 72 hours this week, the Government lost a TD, got a serious rap on the knuckles from the High Court over the delay in the Donegal South West by-election, and announced that our budgetary "adjustment" was now €6bn, rather than the €3bn projected at the start of the year.

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