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Friday 18 April 2014

Taoiseach makes a racket in Davos with markets gong

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Finance Minister Michael Noonan ring the bell to open the Europe stock exchange. Photo: Reuters

TAOISEACH Enda Kenny opened the European markets this morning with a bang of a traditional gong.

Mr Kenny hit the gong at financial television channel CNBC in Davos this morning to signify the 8am opening of the markets. He was accompanied by Finance Minister Michael Noonan who is also in Davos for the World Economic Forum.

Mr Kenny will attend a lunch later today with European finance ministers including UK Chancellor for the Exchequer George Osborne. Later, he will take to the stage at the forum to talk about the euro crisis.

Former president Mary Robinson and Dublin archbishop Diarmuid Martin are also due to talk to the forum while several Irish businessmen are attending as guests at the event which brings together many of the world's most influential financiers and politicians.

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