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Enda asked for Facebook questions on trade and jobs, but people aren't sticking to the script...

The Taoiseach is taking part in a Facebook Q&A at the social media company’s California HQ later. He’s asking for your questions….

Image: Enda Kenny Facebook via Facebook

THE TAOISEACH IS in the US on business this week — specifically, a three day trade mission to the West Coast.

As part of the visit, which also includes the usual round of meetings with potential investors and Irish American community leaders, he’ll be taking part in a Facebook Q&A later today at the social media company’s Menlo Park headquarters.

Enda Kenny asked for social media users to get in touch with their questions for the session, which gets under way at 11.30pm Irish time.

In a post on his official Facebook Page last night, he asked for relevant queries on the areas of trade, investment and job creation.

While a few Facebook users have been sticking to the brief, there are also a few questions we don’t expect the Taoiseach to be tackling later…


  • Are you afraid of a revolution starting due to your shenanigans?
  • Can you reveal how they get figs into fig rolls?


  • What really landed in Area 51?

Here’s a selection of some of the on-brief questions that are more likely to get an answer:

  • Are there strategies in place to link colleges directly with industry so that students have a direct link to jobs when leaving college?
  • Was it a good idea to put Trade into the Department of Foreign Affairs? Has it worked or should it be returned to the Department of Jobs?
  • How attractive will Ireland be if US Government penalises US companies that are located outside US jurisdiction?

Twelve hours after the post went up, the most popular question, with 21 ‘likes’ was as follows:

  • How has austerity affected you ?

You’ll find full details of the Q&A, and you can post a question yourself, on Enda Kenny’s Facebook page.

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