As an air of gloom threatens to swamp the country, as dole queues stretch over the horizon, as our (mis)government's finances begin to resemble those of Zimbabwe...we're given a small item of good news.
Yesterday's Irish Examiner, quoting the latest statistics, joyfully (I kid you not) confirms that "Ireland remains a popular country for people seeking asylum, especially Nigerians". This continues a long trend - see my post here.
Now before you protest, this actually is good news. I say this because Nigerians have shown themselves to be adept at spotting easy pickings, must be plenty of money sloshing around etc. Now if we're so attractive to them, maybe there is some light at the end of the tunnel. It's just that we can't see it and they can.
So take heart! Just be sure to keep a tight grip on your wallet and check your bank account every day.