Will things improve fast enough to save Fianna Fáil?

There are murmurs of optimism from the Taoiseach and the ESRI, but business and consumers will have to be convinced that the recession is bottoming out

6th June, 2009

RTE Radio 1’sMorning Ireland was kind enough to ask me to do a slot last week, examining the outlook for the economy and whether we really were near ‘‘the bottom’’ of this terrible recession.

In the few hours afterwards, two people said I had cheered them up, while a couple more accused me of depressing them over their breakfast.

This may reflect the disposition of the listeners - or maybe...

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