Lise Hand: Thunderbird Enda is go as jobs plan lifts off
NO WONDER the Taoiseach has been spending more time in the air than Scott from 'Thunderbirds'. It transpires he has a dream, and he gave everyone a glimpse of his grand plan during the press conference to announce a 1,000 jobs bonanza for Dundalk, courtesy of the giant online payments company, PayPal.
Instead of having to deal with the Post Bigwig Blues -- the glum feeling which descends on Taoisigh after they have to cease hosting dinners for world leaders and instead are obliged to return to the real world of septic tanks, household charges and education cuts -- Enda was basking in the reflected glory of PayPal.
He began his speech by chanting his now-familiar mantra of Ireland's aim to become TBSCITWIWTDB (the best small country in the world in which to do business), declaring, "Ireland is now a stable and safe location for investment which allows companies such as PayPal to plan for the future with confidence".