The flags are appearing on cars, windows and balconies. The streets will empty tonight as the country stays indoors to watch the match.
The Yes vote on the fiscal treaty should be greeted with relief more than celebration.
The investigation by the Director of Corporate Enforcement into Anglo Irish Bank is, we are told, nearing completion.
There are valid arguments on both sides - albeit few of the real ones have featured much in the public debate.
Few things are more important to Ireland's future prosperity than a thriving third level sector.
Save Greece or prepare for its exit. That is the choice facing Europe.
Sinn Féin's populist message of opposition to austerity, and its constant insistence that someone else can pay, are clearly paying political dividends.
Europe is in chaos, again. That this would happen has been entirely predictable for months now. Yet we have seen the same pattern repeated over and over again.
Some time in the coming weeks, if ministers judge that there will be no adverse reaction to the fiscal treaty, the Oireachtas will vote to set up a constitutional convention.
Most businesses, and the lobby groups representing them, are calling for a Yes vote in the fiscal treaty referendum.
Cardinal Seán Brady could surely best serve the Church he loves and to which he has devoted his life if he resigns his office.
The trade unions have been making sensible and constructive proposals about how Irish pension funds could support job creation and economic recovery through investment in Ireland.
The dialogue which has been used in the past - that Ireland is 'on track' and thus should be able to return on time to the financial markets - is quietly being dropped.
The government has had a dreadful few weeks, lurching from one mess to another.
It does matter to society who owns and controls the media.