Don’t worry- be happy

That’s it, I think I’ll just do happy stories from now until everyone becomes sane again after the July fortnight. I tried to get one of William Crawley’s free books in the July book read on Will and Testament, but they were all gone. I rather like the idea of the virtual book club, it means you dont have to do canapes for 10. As one of the few who didnt evacuate Northern Ireland this year, I think a good book would come in rather handy. I was woken about 5 this morning, as all the cars were pulling out of my estate, headed no doubt for nearby airports and places foreign.

Well, my good news for today is that everyone in Ireland is rich. I dutifully followed all of Mick’s blog leads from yesterday looking for a happy story, and found this on Thomas Fitzgerald’s (no relation) site.

Seems with the boom in house prices, every woman, man and child in the Republic is worth about 150,000 euro.

Nice, happy, non contentious.

  • Pete Baker

    “until everyone becomes sane again”?


    btw, Miss Fitz, you did notice that report was by the Bank of Ireland.. who undoubtedly have many rich citizens on their board on their books.. ;o)

  • Miss Fitz

    See if anyone mentions jerseys on this thread, they’re getting a red card.

    Ach sure Pete, yourself and meself are 2 of the only sane ones left…. ((ducks))

    I didnt follow it, but didnt everyone get free money recently as well from savings accounts? Its a wonder they still need organisations like Simon and Shelter, and anti poverty networks down there, it must just be for historical research now.

  • Pete Baker

    And our sanity is called into question by the fact we’re still here, Miss Fitz [eh? – Ed] Sorry, Mick ;o)

  • zinny

    Heres a great wee game to help you keep your sanity, not !!

  • joeCanuck

    Only until everyone tries to cash in their capital at the same time, Miss Fitz. Then prices will drop by 75%.
    This is a typical South Seas Bubble, both North and South.

  • Henry94

    The conventional wisdom has been predicting a bust in the Irish property market for about ten years now. Such is the demand for property that the Irish market alone can’t keep up with it and oversees property is being snapped up at an alarming rate by Irish people.

    It is prudent to consider what we would do if the market collapses. But we should also consider what we should do if it doesn’t.

    What if the Irish economy through a combination of luck and design has stumbled upon a mix of policies and circumstances that will keep us booming for the foreseeable future?

    Can we imagine what the Ireland of 2016 should look like?

  • joeCanuck

    It’s unsustainable henry.

    Once first time buyers are unable to enter the market, one of two things will happen – either the bubble bursts or inflation takes off.