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Taoiseach back in the US, still sad over Mayo defeat

Enda Kenny is in Philadelphia to promote Ireland.

ENDA KENNY IS in America this weekend for a series of engagements to promote Ireland and The Gathering 2013 initiative.

However, he still has some recent disappointment on his mind, telling the Brehon Law Society in Philadephia that he had hoped to have “one of Ireland’s most loved sons – one Sam Maguire” with him this morning  ”but unfortunately the Donegal GAA team had other ideas in Croke Park recently”.

He then spoke of the challenges facing the Irish economy but also of the progress his government has made since taking office, noting good performances in tourism, agri-food and exports.

“We are trading our way to recovery,” he said, “the only sustainable way in the long run.”

He told the audience of Irish-Americans that the countries’ relationship is one not jut of friendship but of family. He talked of the business links that tie the states, as well as their shared love of sport, dancing and singing.

Kenny also attended the official opening of the Philadephia office of Zenith Technologies. He will now travel to Cleveland to continue the Government’s efforts to drive investment and job creation. He will address the City Club of Cleveland tomorrow, as well as meet representatives of the Irish community there.

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Pic: Enda Kenny is on the cover of TIME magazine this week

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