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Ah here.

This morning.

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar (top with Minister of State at the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with special responsibility for Financial Services and Insurance Michael Darcy)  delivers a keynote address at the the European Financial Forum.

We’re not a company.

We’re an Inc.

Earlier: A Public Policy Regime Tailored To People Who Don’t Have A Vote

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Via RTÉ:

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said responsibility now falls on Sinn Féin to build a coalition and negotiate a socialist Programme for Government that keeps their promises.

They should then seek a Dáil majority for it, he added.

Speaking to the media after addressing the European Financial Forum in Dublin, Mr Varadkar said Sinn Féin has emerged as the largest party in terms of votes and they did this by making a lot of promises to people in this country.

He said Fine Gael is willing to step back and let Sinn Féin try to form a government, adding that he had not yet been contacted by Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald.

Taoiseach says Sinn Féin must now build a coalition (RTÉ)


Not much room left on the balcony of SHAME.

So you saw Taoiseach Enda Kenny in New York ringing the New York Stock Exchange starting bell and promoting Ireland Inc beside Denis O’Brien on Wall Street yesterday? And you thought: what the divil is Ireland Inc?

Ireland Inc is run by the ‘Irish American Business Association’ with an address in Dublin currently housing Business and Finance and the SaonGroup.com (Denis’s recruitment company) and Jobs.ie (Denis’ jobs site). Ireland Inc helps “strengthen the Economic Relationship between Ireland and its Global Trading Partners”.

So now you know.

And, yes that’s Alan Quinlan at the back right with the crew cut.