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Shane Ross: Enda needs jobs, not photos

Shane Ross

Published 26/02/2012 | 05:00

OKAY Enda, but what about the jobless back home in Ireland? They are beginning to repeat an old joke around Leinster House: Taoiseach Enda Kenny will soon be paying a State visit to Ireland -- he wants to reconnect with the problems of his native people.

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Kenny is on a global roll. Last week, after waving goodbye to his new friend, Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping, he announced that he himself would be heading over to China pronto -- next month, presumably before the jet-lagged Xi forgets who he is.

Last Tuesday and Wednesday, Enda dropped into Dail Eireann to answer a few questions before jetting over to Berlin for dinner with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Last Friday he flew to Rome to share his thoughts with the Italian premier, Mario Monti.

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