|Memories of Budapest|
For the first time since the collapse of the Celtic Tiger, we've had some good news stories to write this year, with a number of job annoucements for our town. I remember how excited we were when the news broke that Paypal was locating in Dundalk. It wasn't just that the jobs being created (many of which didn't go to local people anyway) but the fact that we finally had good news for the front page. We don't like being harbingers of doom all the time.
Looking back on the year, we will also remember the terrible weather which blighted our summer, brought misery to those holidaying at home and destroyed the crops. Even the Euro Championships failed to lift our spirits as Ireland crashed out although the fans did us proud.
It was so wet, that for days I simply didn't lift my camera and abandoned my Photo A Day project over on Pbase.