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No sign of Enda Kenny's 'state of the nation' address

The Taoiseach told party colleagues earlier this month that he would give a televised address outlining the state’s position.

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THE GOVERNMENT has yet to confirm a date for the Taoiseach’s anticipated televised address to the nation.

Enda Kenny had been expected to make his statement on RTÉ ahead of the Budget 2012 announcement, which begins on Monday and continues through Tuesday.

However, TheJournal.ie has learned that no definite time has been chosen for the Taoiseach’s address to air before Minister for Finance Michael Noonan announces the budget.

The Taoiseach told his party colleagues at a Fine Gael event earlier this month that he would address the nation on the government’s economic strategy and the state’s position.

The three most likely options for the delivery of his speech before Budget 2012 are tomorrow evening after the Nine News, before the Late Late Toy Show on Friday evening, or on Friday afternoon before the Euro 2012 draw. It is also possible Kenny could wait until after Budget 2012 is released early next week.

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