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90277676Paddy Power HQ, Clonskeagh, Dublin


Anonomoose writes:

Our fearless leader [Enda Kenny] is in the Paddypower HQ this morning to blow about some jobs thing and how the good times are here. What he’s failing to notice though is the fact that the HR [Human Resources] ones in here are running around getting people to move from their normal desks to fill up empty desks where Enda will be walking by to make the place look busier and fuller than it normally is. North Korea at its finest!

What are the odds?


The last 48 hours.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s trip to Atlanta and Washington DC to mark St Patrick’s Day and (above) left hangin’ in the White House.

Busy, in fairness.

From top: Atlanta Parade;At an American Ireland Gala Fund dinner; with Vice President Joe Biden and Fionnulla Kenny; with Republican leader John Boehner (right); with President Obama under a portrait of George Washington; leaving the White House.

(Photocall Ireland/DFA, video via Buzzfeed)




Health Minister Leo Varadkar with Irish Ambassador Sonja Hyland and unidentified Mexico City official at the temporary renaming of Zapata Metro Station in Mexico City to San Patricio for St Patrick’s Day.


90373152Taoiseach Enda Kenny

A survey of Department of the Taoiseach employees has found a shocking one-in-four civil servants believe they have been bullied or harassed while at work, the Irish Independent can reveal.

Taoiseach’s office staff ‘bullied and harassed’ (Philip Ryan, Independent.ie)

This morning

The Department of the Taoiseach has claimed some staff members confused bullying with not receiving a response to an email when filling out a recent workplace survey.

Staff confused bullying with ‘failure to respond to emails’ – Dept of Taoiseach (Philip Ryan, Independent.ie)

This afternoon

(Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland)


This afternoon.

Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny and Tanaiste and Labour Party Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton speak to the media on the ‘Government Progress Report on Recovery’ at Government Buildings.

The harp podium-filled hoo ha marks the Government’s fourth year in office and outlined report on progress made in relation to the ‘Agreed Programme for Government and the Statement of Government Priorities 2014′,

As well as outlining priorities for the next 12 months.


(Photocall Ireland)


This afternoon.

The launch of the Glanbia’s new ‘Nutritional Ingredients Plant’ at Belview, Co Kilkenny.

Eamonn writes:

Taoiseach Enda Kenny offers milk to 9-month-old old Saoirse Power from Kilkenny City. Her twin sister Annie is on the left and 14-month-old old Noah Connolly from Kilmeden is on the right.

It’s not a caption competition until you say so.

(Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)


This evening.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny grilled by Miriam O’Callaghan on RTÉ’s Prime Time about the debt write down hoo ha.

Otherwise a stellar performance.



Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Government buildings yesterday

Ger writes:

Enda Kenny goes to Brussels today to meet European leaders . He is “not expected to use the meetings to plead for Irish debt renegotiation” despite this being the perfect time and opportunity.

But he is “expected to strongly defend Ireland’s corporate tax regime at a meeting with Mr [Jean Claude] Juncker”.  Good times.

Kenny not expected to follow Greece in debt relief demands (Suzanne Lynch, Irish Times)

Earlier: Making A Drachma Out Of A Crisis

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)