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Jobs, jobs jobs and no more Employment

Cuffe gets a job.

White gets a job.

Killeen gets a job.

Connick gets a job.

Carey gets another something or other. Same with Curran.

Hanafin gets a kick.

Enterprise, Trade and Employment changes to Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, in an innovative move which means the word “employment” gets repeated less often.

Arts, Sport and Tourism becomes Culture, Sports and Tourism, or something.

O’Cuiv moves to Social Welfare, now called Social Protection, which gets some of Fás.

Mary “Young People are Moving Abroad to Have a Great Aul Time and Use Their Skillz, Sure Fair Play to Them” Coughlan, gets Education, which as far I can make-out has been decuppled from Science.

An Bord Snip continues to be an ignored waste of time and money as Gaelteacht remains operational. Hands-up, when waiting on Snip I thought it was going to be historically important.

Nothing changes bar the stationary. Life goes on. For every time you hear the words “deck-chairs” and “titanic” within moments of each other in the next week, please take a drink.

Nama still like a dark cloud.

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  1. Michael says

    This is a bit rubbishy, and is the kind of thing that’s dragging this blog downhill recently, and seems to be moving it away from its original goals (unless I’ve mistaken those goals). No new information, no new data, no new analysis of existing data – just another blogger having a bit of a moan.

    • Mark Coughlan says

      Working on longer stories. Don’t always have time for new information or in-depth stories. The posts in which I do data analysis often take weeks to construct. Most posts here are built over a long time period. Sometimes we post shorter ones, as above, to keep the blog ticking over. Most of our readers have an interest in current affairs anyway. If you don’t like it, so be it.

  2. Gavin Sheridan says

    Variety is the spice of life.

  3. Michael says

    Sure, and that work is very, very much appreciated.

    I just think that mixing in fairly casual commentary distracts from the primary purpose of the blog, and the kind of niche you’ve created for it. You’re entitled to do what you want with it, of course, but I think short comment like that would be better served with a separate blog for that sort of thing.

    Look at IrishEconomy, for example. It’s by no means perfect, but it’s established a good reputation, readership and solid niche by sticking to its core ideas of economic analysis. The idea that a blog has to serve all purposes in the way that a newspaper, or even newspaper section, is a bit outdated. Anyway, just some thoughts.

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