# optimism - Friday 11 April, 2014
*If economic growth stays strong.
# optimism - Monday 3 February, 2014
SIMI says that the upsurge in car sales has brought a sense of optimism to dealerships.
# optimism - Saturday 25 January, 2014
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
Remember summer? Wasn’t it SO GREAT?
# optimism - Saturday 23 November, 2013
We’ve been softening this particular Kiwi up for 108 years and now its ripe for the plucking.
# optimism - Tuesday 15 October, 2013
No matter how grim things seem today, there are still good things ahead.
# optimism - Monday 29 July, 2013
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
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
The side’s recent games have ultimately been a worthwhile experience.
# optimism - Friday 10 May, 2013
# optimism - Sunday 28 April, 2013
The club’s manager, Harry Redknapp, also didn’t look too disappointed.
# optimism - Wednesday 24 April, 2013
No really, we are, research says it.
# optimism - Tuesday 23 April, 2013
The former Ireland star described how he was called by the IRFU “out of the blue”.
# optimism - Sunday 31 March, 2013
The Chelsea boss is remaining upbeat after yesterday’s defeat to Southampton.
# optimism - Sunday 21 October, 2012
# optimism - Thursday 26 July, 2012
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
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
Barcelona enter tonight’s Champions League fixture with Chelsea at risk of losing their third game in succession.
# optimism - Wednesday 18 April, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
The veteran striker says the club have the potential to advance to the quarter finals of the Champions League.
# optimism - Monday 13 February, 2012
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
The Taoiseach speaks bailouts, treaties and markets…in the snow.
# optimism - Saturday 7 January, 2012
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
Only four per cent of business managers fear redundancies, says the study which shows increased optimism.
# optimism - Friday 25 November, 2011
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
Irish consumers became more positive in October, apparently finding more reasons to be optimistic about the economic outlook.
# optimism - Monday 10 October, 2011
About 80 per cent of us are hard-wired to see events through rose-coloured glasses, according to new research.
# optimism - Friday 16 September, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
As the results roll in, are you on a high, or experiencing Post Traumatic Election Disorder?