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Enda Kenny wants everyone home and in a job by 2018

He also thinks next year will see more people coming home than leaving.

Source: MerrionStreetNews/YouTube

THE TAOISEACH SAYS that he wants to bring Irish emigrants home by 2018.

In his St Patrick’s Day message, Enda Kenny says that those who were forced to emigrate are the “new wave of entrepreneurs, of innovators and job creators” and the next leaders of Irish society.

Kenny says that he wants all Irish people to “feel the benefit of the recovery” and that the government jobs plan is aimed at bringing people home to jobs.

“I believe that after seven years of emigration, 2016 will be the year where the number of our people coming home will be greater than the number of people who leave.”

He said that the days of boom and bust are behind us and said today is a celebration of Irishness across the world.

“This St Patrick’s Day, we celebrate the Irish family, 70 million strong and our real weathers of people, our bonds of love and kindness that reach across the generations, across the globe.”

Kenny is in Washington DC today to give the traditional bowl of shamrock to the US President. He was at a luncheon at the Ritz Carlton in DC yesterday and signed the guest book, where he celebrated the serving of real Irish beef.

Lighting up

The video message also shows how Government Buildings is turned green in the run up to St Patrick’s Day.

The answer is as obvious as you might have thought.

There’s a crane.

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And green light filters.

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And a green building.

Green

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