Them green shoots are mighty small
I got a bit of lift yesterday when I overhead a conversation in a lift suggesting that the ESRI was due to publish an “optimistic” report in which it would predict that the economy was going to grow “quite rapidly”.
Wayhay!!! I thought, there’s life in that Celtic Tiger yet. Then I read the reports this morning and was just a bit miffed to learn that me and my lift source have entirely different definitions of optimistic.
According to the ESRI if everything goes swimmingly in the global economy (and there’s absolutely no guarantee that will happen) and we all accept pay cuts and take more savage budget measures on the chin, then we just might see some class of bounce by 2015.
That’s six years away.
Still, it could be worse. I could be Brian Cowen.