Gerard O'Regan: Keane has boosted our feelgood factor, so is it time to buy a house?
NOW Roy Keane is part of a new partnership – hopefully heralding a new age for Irish soccer – could it also mean those thinking of buying a house should move pretty fast?
At first glance it might seem a bit daft linking two such unrelated topics. But perhaps not so if one really thinks about it. For has popular mythology not suggested that among the many indefinable influences that spawned the Celtic Tiger was the success of Jack Charlton and his "boys in green"?
And of course the Tiger drove our spectacular property boom, which saw house prices soar.