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Optimism

# optimism - Friday 11 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie €2 billion budget cuts can be avoided* says ESRI Optimism

€2 billion budget cuts can be avoided* says ESRI

*If economic growth stays strong.

# optimism - Monday 3 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Good sign for 2014? Car sales zoom ahead by 33 per cent Vroom Vroom

Good sign for 2014? Car sales zoom ahead by 33 per cent

SIMI says that the upsurge in car sales has brought a sense of optimism to dealerships.

# optimism - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Don’t write off United in title race, says Alex Ferguson

United are languishing 14 points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal and face a battle just to finish in the top four.

# optimism - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge 8 reasons you can’t stop thinking about the joys of summer Remember When

8 reasons you can’t stop thinking about the joys of summer

Remember summer? Wasn’t it SO GREAT?

# optimism - Saturday 23 November, 2013

9 reasons why Ireland can beat New Zealand on Sunday

We’ve been softening this particular Kiwi up for 108 years and now its ripe for the plucking.

# optimism - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge 25 good things that have happened since the last budget Positivity

25 good things that have happened since the last budget

No matter how grim things seem today, there are still good things ahead.

# optimism - Monday 29 July, 2013

From Business ETC The warm weather has been good for business, says IBEC Optimism

The warm weather has been good for business, says IBEC

A group representing Irish businesses has said there are clear signs that the economy has picked up in recent months.

# optimism - Friday 14 June, 2013

From Business ETC Irish investors ‘feeling more positive about global economic outlook’ Optimism

Irish investors ‘feeling more positive about global economic outlook’

Survey of RaboDirect customers shows upswing in confidence about their personal and global financial situation – but they are slightly less sure about the Irish economy.

# optimism - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

6 positives that can be taken from Ireland’s summer fixtures

The side’s recent games have ultimately been a worthwhile experience.

# optimism - Friday 10 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge This photo sums up everything you need to know about Irish weather Pic Of The Day

# optimism - Sunday 28 April, 2013

Jose Bosingwa was laughing as he left the field today, despite QPR’s relegation

The club’s manager, Harry Redknapp, also didn’t look too disappointed.

# optimism - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge 12 reasons Ireland is the world’s most optimistic country Be Grand

12 reasons Ireland is the world’s most optimistic country

No really, we are, research says it.

# optimism - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Keith Wood ‘impressed’ with interviewees for Ireland job

The former Ireland star described how he was called by the IRFU “out of the blue”.

# optimism - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Rafa Benitez still thinks Chelsea will win at least one trophy this season

The Chelsea boss is remaining upbeat after yesterday’s defeat to Southampton.

# optimism - Sunday 21 October, 2012

15 reasons to be cheerful about Trap staying on as Ireland manager

The Italian coach is here to stay, whether Irish fans like it or not.

# optimism - Thursday 26 July, 2012

London 2012: 8 reasons why the Olympics will be awesome

There have been some less-than-glowing remarks made about the event of late, but here are some reasons to be positive.

# optimism - Sunday 17 June, 2012

O’Driscoll expects heroism in Hamilton

The Ireland captain is determined to put the painful lessons of Christchurch to good use during his side’s final encounter with the All Blacks.

# optimism - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

No doubts for Guardiola ahead of Chelsea tie

Barcelona enter tonight’s Champions League fixture with Chelsea at risk of losing their third game in succession.

# optimism - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Domenicali: Bahrain GP must proceed

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali believes Formula One can help ease tensions in the troubled state by setting a positive example at this weekend’s Grand Prix.

# optimism - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Ireland comes 10th in UN’s first ever ‘World Happiness Report’ Happiness

Ireland comes 10th in UN’s first ever ‘World Happiness Report’

An aggregated index of international polls published by the UN shows we’re happier than people from the US or UK.

# optimism - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Do or die: Els set for Masters qualification bid

The veteran golfer insists he’s playing “good golf now,” as he seeks to secure a place for the tournament in August.

# optimism - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you more hopeful for Catholic Church after Visitation findings? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you more hopeful for Catholic Church after Visitation findings?

The Vatican-sent panel of Catholic officials say that there are “signs of hope” for the future of the Church here. Do you agree?

# optimism - Friday 16 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From Business ETC Noonan says Irish economy could “take off like a rocket” Optimism

Noonan says Irish economy could “take off like a rocket”

Ireland’s economy has become more competitive, the finance minister says, and is ready to take advantage of any good turn.

# optimism - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Champions League progression ‘difficult but possible’ – Drogba

The veteran striker says the club have the potential to advance to the quarter finals of the Champions League.

# optimism - Monday 13 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Pessimism about health could lead to shortened lifespan Health

Pessimism about health could lead to shortened lifespan

Those who are more optimistic about their health could enhance their life expectancy – while their more negative counterparts may die earlier.

# optimism - Thursday 26 January, 2012

From Business ETC Enda Kenny: Irish people are pragmatic and understanding Optimism

Enda Kenny: Irish people are pragmatic and understanding

The Taoiseach speaks bailouts, treaties and markets…in the snow.

# optimism - Saturday 7 January, 2012

From Business ETC Ireland the only EU country where business sentiment is up Optimism

Ireland the only EU country where business sentiment is up

An international study from Grant Thornton reckons Irish businesses are far more optimistic about 2012 than they were for 2011.

# optimism - Friday 6 January, 2012

From Business ETC One in five expect salaries to rise in 2012, says survey of professionals Salaries

One in five expect salaries to rise in 2012, says survey of professionals

Only four per cent of business managers fear redundancies, says the study which shows increased optimism.

# optimism - Friday 25 November, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Column: This is a difficult time for the Greens – but we have reasons for optimism Opinion

Column: This is a difficult time for the Greens – but we have reasons for optimism

The Green Party has a lot of work to do to regain the trust of voters – but Irish politics needs our voice, writes new Chairperson of the party Roderic O’Gorman.

# optimism - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

From Business ETC Consumer sentiment shows surprise increase in October Optimism

Consumer sentiment shows surprise increase in October

Irish consumers became more positive in October, apparently finding more reasons to be optimistic about the economic outlook.

# optimism - Monday 10 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge The human brain ‘rejects’ negative thoughts Optimism

The human brain ‘rejects’ negative thoughts

About 80 per cent of us are hard-wired to see events through rose-coloured glasses, according to new research.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# optimism - Friday 16 September, 2011

Watch: David Wallace, Joe Schmidt and Neil Francis look ahead to Australia match

Injured flanker David Wallace is among those who have been sharing their thoughts ahead of Ireland’s crucial match with the Wallabies.

# optimism - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Road-map to victory: 6 reasons Ireland can win the World Cup

Hey, why not? Here’s why Declan Kidney’s men can claim the Webb Ellis trophy in New Zealand next month.

# optimism - Saturday 3 September, 2011

Trapattoni focuses on positives following Slovakia game

The Italian also indicates he is unlikely to consider playing James McCarthy for the team’s upcoming game with Russia.

# optimism - Sunday 21 August, 2011

From Business ETC Israeli stock exchange opens down 3 per cent – and closes positive Stock Markets

Israeli stock exchange opens down 3 per cent – and closes positive

If the world’s markets move like the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange did today, it’ll be another few chaotic days for investors…

# optimism - Friday 5 August, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Europeans feeling more optimistic than they were last year Optimism

Europeans feeling more optimistic than they were last year

Latest Eurobarometer survey shows that people are feeling more upbeat about taking control of the economic crisis – but the Irish are one of 13 nations who worry about the impact on jobs.

# optimism - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Given sees Ireland’s star potential

Shay Given believes that he and Alex McLeish can help Stephen Ireland rekindle the sort of form that saw him named Manchester City’s Player of the Season in 2009.

# optimism - Saturday 26 February, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Has Election 2011 left you feeling better about your country? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Has Election 2011 left you feeling better about your country?

As the results roll in, are you on a high, or experiencing Post Traumatic Election Disorder?

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