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# State of the Nation
Here are the words that came up the most in Enda Kenny's speech tonight
It was all about jobs, people and Ireland in the Taoiseach’s televised address to the nation.


ENDA KENNY’S TELEVISED address to the nation tonight marked Ireland’s official exit from the eurozone bailout programme.

In the brief five minute speech, the Taoiseach spoke about the difficult actions taken by the Government and said he believed there were grounds for optimism about Ireland’s economy.

This word cloud shows the most commonly used words in his address, with ‘people’, jobs’, ‘Ireland’ and ‘plan’ dominating.

And just for comparison, here’s a word cloud of his only other televised address to the nation given before Budget 2012.

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