Good luck, Jedward
After all the doom and gloom of recent months, Jedward's infectious enthusiasm is a welcome tonic. The twins, who represent Ireland in tonight's Eurovision song contest final in Dusseldorf, have done their country proud.
At a time when most of us are profoundly depressed, both about our own prospects and those of the country, Jedward have single-handedly boosted the national mood. For the first time in years there are some positive vibes out there.
Before it became an Eastern European mutual admiration society, Ireland dominated the Eurovision, winning four out of six contests in the mid-1990s.