Who'd be in opposition? The economy has perked up nicely for the Fianna Fáil-PD coalition, the SSIAs will start to mature from next year, and this week - unnoticed by many - Bertie's re-election prospects got a big boost.
The decision by the EU leaders to free up the rules of the Stability and Growth Pact will allow Brian Cowen great scope when framing the next two budgets.
He could, for example, give...
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