Willie O'Dea: A start-up visa programme was suggested long ago
Willie O'Dea says the Government should ensures that it always pulls on the green jersey before the match
Last Tuesday, the Government gave us another example of the one thing it does really well: making announcements about announcements.
Look into the detail of Alan Shatter's pronouncement on the start-up entrepreneur and immigrant investment programmes and you will see that his statement does not launch the schemes. Rather it merely announces that he will be announcing the launch of the two schemes around the middle of March: another example of this Government's press- release obsession.
Turning to the substance of the release, I welcome and support the introduction of a start-up entrepreneur scheme.