I think he has jumped the shark with his most recent article. He glofifies the government for the deal they did on the promissory notes saying it will have a hugely positive impact on the country's long term prospects. Collins dismisses any criticism of the deal which converts promissory notes into sovereign debt as being just the "predictable chorus of negative voices". He then drools over the EU and claims it prevented Ireland going under in its darkest days and that we should never forget it. He attacks Fianna Fáil for not giving enough support to the property tax.
Since Fine Gael/Labour came to power the Irish Times has done almost everything in their power to support them. The Irish Times is a complete blueshirt paper these days and Collins is a blueshirt cheerleader.
FF cynical shift to aggression could trip up party progress - The Irish Times - Sat, Feb 16, 2013