# optimism - Wednesday 24 August, 2016
The promising out-half is struggling with a hamstring issue.
# optimism - Saturday 18 June, 2016
The Ireland captain says his side needs to learn from their mistakes today.
# optimism - Saturday 28 May, 2016
Luuk de Jong had some fulsome praise for Martin O’Neill’s side after Friday night’s friendly in Dublin.
# optimism - Thursday 31 March, 2016
The striker was ruled out of Ireland’s recent friendlies with Switzerland and Slovakia owing to injury.
# optimism - Thursday 31 December, 2015
It looks like we’re bucking the trend worldwide.
# optimism - Wednesday 18 November, 2015
‘When I left Ireland there was a sense of fear, now it’s a different place full of optimism and change’
The former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh writes about how Ireland is experiencing a time of great change.
# optimism - Thursday 24 September, 2015
Liverpool’s first-team coach sought to put a positive spin on Liverpool narrowly avoiding an upset last night.
# optimism - Wednesday 9 September, 2015
The pundit says the retirement of several stars has weakened Joachim Löw’s side considerably.
# optimism - Saturday 18 July, 2015
The Chilean is confident the attacker will justify the £49 million expense.
# optimism - Thursday 7 May, 2015
In Thursday’s press conference, he also produced a letter, said to be from club captain Fabricio Coloccini.
# optimism - Thursday 1 January, 2015
This is according to UK think tank the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr)
# optimism - Tuesday 30 December, 2014
The Reds stormed to an impressive 4-1 win over Swansea City on Monday.
# optimism - Monday 29 December, 2014
“Our world is a better place than we often claim it to be.”
# optimism - Monday 22 December, 2014
Martin Skrtel claimed an equaliser with an emphatic late header against Arsenal yesterday.
# optimism - Sunday 14 December, 2014
The Ulster boss thinks his side still have a chance to progress.
# optimism - Thursday 11 December, 2014
The Wales international was involved as the Reds crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday.
# optimism - Tuesday 9 December, 2014
… and at the very least think they won’t have any less money.
# optimism - Monday 8 December, 2014
Some firms hired new staff to prepare for further growth in work.
# optimism - Friday 28 November, 2014
Argentine defender Marcos Rojo could also feature for Manchester United tomorrow.
# optimism - Sunday 12 October, 2014
“There is no reason why we can’t go there and get something out of the game,” he said.
# optimism - Wednesday 10 September, 2014
Louis van Gaal splashed the cash in the transfer window in a bid to revive the club’s fortunes.
# 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.