Well, the austerity measures are out, and things are grim. RTE this morning interviewed an American journalist to figure out what the world thinks... and to paraphrase "the cuts announced are so deep that it is inconceivable for Americans to imagine the losses in the public sector, and the tax increases". Remember, when looking at the numbers of jobs cut, etc. that this is a nation of only 4 million people.
Luckily, Irish families are large, and the support networks within families are strong. So it will probably be families that will provide for the losses in social services.
Brad's team lost the final game in the NUIM Engineering football championship, in overtime penalty kicks. Very close, but there's always next year!