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Shane Ross

Published 12/01/2014 | 02:30

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, T.D., with Angela Kerins, Chief Executive, Rehab Group
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, T.D., with Angela Kerins, Chief Executive, Rehab Group
Independent deputy Shane Ross

A glutton for punishment, I rang Enterprise Ireland's press office last week. It was the voicemail: "This is Enterprise Ireland on Monday, January 6..."

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Small problem: It was Tuesday, January 7. Luckily, I was not an Arab sheikh seeking to do business. Sheikh this or sheik that might not have been too impressed by EI's cavalier attitude to minor matters like the day of the week.

A little later I rang again, on the main number. Another voicemail: "This is Enterprise Ireland. Our office hours are 8.30am to 5.30pm..."

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