Without the Troika there to tell our politicians what to do, will these reforms ever get done? Or will the elite escape while ordinary workers are squeezed even more?
The government announced a new six year plan on Tuesday which sets out the steps the government will take to continue our economic recovery between now and 2020. In the last few days some ministers have also begun to talk about a slight easing of the tax burden for the middle class (just in time for the next election).
But the reality is that things will be tough here for the foreseeable future, even though we have exited the bailout.
It may be a historic moment, but Kenny was right to down play it.
Now where did I leave that shotgun? It's time to bag a few pigeon for the Christmas dinner.