Outlook 2017: If you thought 2016 was bad...

Outlook 2017: If you thought 2016 was bad...

Matt Cooper takes a look at what the new year has in store for us

The year just finished proves that anybody professing to be an expert in the predictions business is a charlatan. There was nobody without skin in the game who forecasted Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as US President and even then they may not have really believed what they were advocating. There were even some this time last year in Ireland who were wondering if, allowing for some pretty unlikely winds of electoral fortune, Fine Gael could win an overall majority in our February 2016 general election. Look how that turned out. So, predictions? That’s a mug’s game.

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