Monday 19 February 2018

Enda, if pylons really created jobs, Laois would be Silicon Valley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Taoiseach Enda Kenny

John Whelan

So the proliferation of pylons across the country will lead to jobs for the regions and curb emigration, according to the Taoiseach. Kenny waded in with both feet into the pylon controversy while in Saudi Arabia, in a desperate bid to back up similar suggestions the day earlier by Jobs Minister Richard Bruton.

Kenny's attempt at linking the two highly emotive issues of pylons and emigration will come back to haunt him and the Government with a vengeance in the months ahead.

His comments are pathetic, really, and would be laughable if the issue was not so serious. There is a whiff of panic to it, more daring and misleading spin from the intrepid duo of Messrs Kenny and Bruton that previously brought us the Senate abolition referendum debacle.

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