# optimism - Saturday 7 June, 2014
The lack of great teams and more signs that the Three Lions will triumph.
# optimism - Monday 26 May, 2014
The make-up of many councils has drastically changed and there are new people off to Europe. Feel better?
# 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.
Nine things you need to know this morning…
# 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.