Saturday 3 December 2016

Backchat - Liam Fay: Richard the visionary

Published 03/08/2014 | 02:30

When asked if the public had been lied to, Mr Bruton said: “Absolutely not.”
When asked if the public had been lied to, Mr Bruton said: “Absolutely not.”
Princess Charlene. Pic: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Richard Bruton seems to be the Government's designated visionary. Last week, the Jobs Minister outlined his ambitious plan to promote Ireland as a country that provides "great places to live and work".

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The strategy sounds like an excellent idea but will come as a major surprise to the legions of Irish citizens who are struggling to find any place to live or work.

On closer examination, however, it's clear that Irish citizens are not the target audience. Like virtually everything Bruton says or does, the latest sales pitch is all about encouraging further foreign direct investment (FDI).

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