Brexit could alter Ireland's political landscape
Middle Ireland would benefit from experience of both Enda Kenny and Bertie Ahern
The Brexit mood music sounded melodious at all points across the country last week - but then reality kicked in, thanks to our friends at the International Monetary Fund.
But first, Prince Charles and his wife arrived on the latest leg of his European tour to assure us that the future had not yet been written.
He did not tell us something that we already knew: the future could be grim, quite grim indeed.