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Thread: How many new jobs does it take for Enda Kenny to turn up?

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    Default How many new jobs does it take for Enda Kenny to turn up?

    I heard on the One of Clock News that Tayto have announced the creation of 78 extra jobs. This is obviously good news; all extra employment is welcome and Tayto is a classic Irish company (although it seems that some of its strong performance is due to providing home comforts to new emigrants in Australia and elsewhere).

    What caught my ear was that the Taoiseach was on hand to announce the jobs. This seems to be a recurring event these days; any sort of reasonably sizeable employment boost appears to come with Enda Kenny attached. Does anybody else think it is somewhat demeaning of his office to be acting as a cheerleader for a private company? I suppose if a massive number of new jobs was announced, his presence would be appropriate, but 78 jobs, while good in itself, is not particularly large by anyone’s standards.

    Of course, the Taoiseach and other Ministers are nowhere to be seen when companies announce job losses! Personally, I think this craze for turning up at every piece of decent employment news makes us look like a bit of a banana republic.

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    78 is the floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meriwether View Post
    78 is the floor.
    Great, thanks.

    Mods, can we close the thread now please?





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    It's just PRism by the department of An Taoiseach to put Enda's face on some good news. It would be more befitting to see the Minister for Jobs do it, I agree.
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    If it was 78 jobs lost you'd be fainting with outrage...
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    Absolutely not is it demeaning to the office of Taoiseach for that office holder to be announcing new jobs.

    I'll tell you what is demeaning. . . .pissed on national radio at 850am in the morning after having been up until 330am drinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertW View Post
    Absolutely not is it demeaning to the office of Taoiseach for that office holder to be announcing new jobs.

    I'll tell you what is demeaning. . . .pissed on national radio at 850am in the morning after having been up until 330am drinking.
    Thats a zinger.

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    Enda loves Tayto and into the West.

    He'd never miss a gig like this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by meriwether View Post
    Thats a zinger.
    I thought that was Pearl .
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    When all these job announcements are made, and we're told it's over a two/3 or 5 year plan, is there ever a check on how many jobs acually came on board in the time fame mentioned?

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