WHILE the country was battered with sneachta and icy rain, it was pouring with job opportunities at Sky Ireland's new Dublin headquarters.
With so many jobs being conjured up, Taoiseach Enda Kenny pronounced himself "happy" to be doing the opening honours. "This is a truly great story."
Among the guests were junior ministers Brian Hayes and Fergus O'Dowd.
Also present was Independent News & Media CEO Vincent Crowley and businessman Denis O'Brien.
The Taoiseach was then taken on a tour of the impressive premises, visiting the floor where rows of staff were attempting to sort out customers' queries.
They had kindly lined up a customer for Mr Kenny to chat to. So he put on a headphone and listened to Mary's woe.
"It doesn't work in this rain, is that it?" he asked sympathetically. "Someone will be sent around to fix it tomorrow," he told her.
One observer reckoned irreverently: "He'll probably send Pat Rabbitte."