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OK so you do have in those decisive decisions that you have to make your facing some tough numbers mean here in the United States for example we have.
Almost 9% unemployment and just about anybody -- -- the economy still pretty.
Rough shape last numbers I saw in Ireland was I think fourteen point 7% unemployment for a country that was.
You know going gangbusters back in 2007 employment rate was 4% what's a reasonable goal in the near term.
-- -- -- -- Good Canada on the value of signed an illusion of and that's what we do it and we got to see and community.
The truth of skill that they -- the challenges we face.
And that's -- next Tuesday you know parliament and and -- -- Eight jobs initiative which is focused primarily on.
Really -- -- to employment.
On providing credit for business from banks which was which would have that opportunity -- cautioned the loan guarantee system to -- that more flexibility to be using them.
-- money to create jobs I think that's an interesting question or debate and one that we're having here.
In the United States as well you're in a tough fiscal opposition 12% of GDP deficit in 2010 I believe 10%.
It 2000 -- wasn't -- to -- different -- they're -- a position to spend a lot of money or.
No one option how could you can borrow money on banks can borrow money.
And we've been phoned -- -- -- planting but a bit of what -- in my -- how do you create jobs we want to get over this bit of some movement to be back in charge of our own economic -- -- and having to go to the bond markets.
And borrowed room rates in the shortest possible time.
How do -- create jobs we've already spoken to the troika which -- -- vice president and for the moment.
Within the constraints of the the -- -- -- -- Next week we intend to did you -- jobs initiative.
Which has a similar focus primarily what is the government's priority.
Reducing unemployment of creating -- new employment -- something the economy and promoting confidence in the indigenous economy.
And we will pay for that in part by his nephew and pensions industry which has been great.
We've already had agreement from the troika.
Of an adjustment within the measures of the overall do you.
Where my government would provide a more effective way of providing jobs I think that's -- the issue of spending public money that you won't cut public sector.
Workers pay -- well if it it out and we have what is known as the -- park agreement reached an agreement between labor unions and and the government.
Attitude juice -- -- numbers walking in the public sector.
And tune to a place certain conditions in us.
This is -- to -- an aggrieved and we want that to you exit or exit to achieve its full potential if it's not implement the consequences of Kia.
In that the previous government on -- -- -- as part of the IMF TU do you.
That there would have to be a really look at the question of public opinion public numerous.
If the if the agreement is an agreement in full.
So my government is working with delivery unions and the yen.
And the public sector -- Chris.
To see that that's is actually implement in terms of we deployment of them.
To exit and -- voluntary capacity.
From the public sector and the -- decision says -- dash.
-- -- -- let me ask you on the other it talks -- at -- here about -- economic and financial questions let me -- essentially what's an emotional question you're here.
In the week after Osama bin Laden.
Has been killed.
You you paid a visit to the World Trade Center site ground zero and in lower Manhattan and we're talking a lot today about the president.
President Obama doing the same thing almost ten years ago September 11.
Almost nearly 3000 people died there 343 firefighters.
I know a lot of those firefighters were -- American by the police officers.
Were or Irish American lot of people who worked on Wall Street -- American so.
What are your thoughts.
About being here in this city now.
I think -- time -- poignant memories and many race.
-- time for reflection.
I'm quite sure that the since the -- in Pakistan.
Bring back to so many people not just in New York.
Putting body and in Madrid and in London.
At the faces of loved ones who have lost by terrorist activities.
And in essence and -- and as a student to do work your toes in the seventies.
To stand on their in the viewing platform this evening to the construction of the seven -- in the beginnings of -- in the morning.
Is -- is is a cause for reflection.
The the incident in them Pakistan was removed.
Osama bin Laden has ahead of played him.
I see terrorist leader.
Which goes to a nonsmoker and locations -- the -- and the destruction of his life.
That doesn't end terrorism it is time for a new visions it is time for understanding the country's.
Which harbor terrorists have to -- Area.
Consequences and responsibilities.
And in -- Say country which was impacted direction.
By the trade -- Collapsing for the after 9/11.
We understand that pain.
We understand the deep patriotism of C -- American people at this time.
And as I say.
In a country which is has such strong connections with the united -- for two and a half centuries.
And we appreciates.
The this moment.
It also comes in the same month just a few weeks ahead of president Obama's visit.
To Ireland and -- -- you're preparing for a visit from.
Queen Elizabeth in Ireland as well to what extent are you concerned about security for either one.
Well urgency where oddity in serious to influence the position of -- is that.
And President Obama on one following very closely on the other two can open figures.
Go into a small country.
Brilliant opportunity to present -- and to discuss -- It was a from the agency -- -- -- 100 years I would put an end and the demonstration of both countries have no global conflicts and you future.
Interdependence and cooperation with each other and I think that that's something at the coast of prison like -- presidency.
Followed closely by president Obama and the First Lady come to visit around.
I was very happy in that decision announced in my associates and Patrick's -- we look forward to the people of -- Giving the president a really wonderful.
Warm welcome when he comes to our country.
And he's going to -- to find.
Some of -- them and sisters on the other side.
And also to reinforce the wonderful solutions solutions -- politically and business and trade links.
And with iron -- the United States and we want to tell in this them.
We -- open for business and what -- President Obama and his First Lady.
And we will announce the population and I want to tone those and Dennis 2000 -- long as we finish -- -- function under those welcomes.
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