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Call Me…Maybe? Enda Kenny’s call invite is keeping his phone buzzing

“Christ, I’m getting phone calls from Adelaide and New Zealand and everywhere.”

Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Updated at 11.22pm

ENDA KENNY SAYS his open invitation to global businesses to call him anytime has had some unexpected consequences.

While in the US for St Patrick’s Day festivities, the Taoiseach told company executives to “call me anytime”.

Speaking at a US Embassy event in Dublin’s Marker Hotel today though, he rolled back on his promise.

“I said to people, look, you’re all involved in the business, here’s my phone number if you want to call me.

“Christ, I’m getting phone calls from Adelaide and New Zealand and everywhere,” he said to much laughter.

“Some of them are not what you might expect. They are not all about industry.”

His speech focused on US-Irish relations and the importance of Ireland’s ICT growth.

First posted at 2.57pm

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