Ahead of the announcement of further austerity measures in Budget 2012, The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny addresses the nation in a television broadcast on the “challenges we face as a community, an economy and as a country”.
- Title National Address by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny
- 1st Broadcast 05/12/2011
- ContributorEnda Kenny
- Clip Duration 00:13:20
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title "I Want To Be A Taoiseach Who Retrieves Ireland's Economic Sovereignty"
- Extended description
Kenny warns that tough measures lay ahead in the budget.
In this pre-budget address, the focus is on jobs, economic security and how budgetary decisions will be difficult on people but necessary for the future of the country.
“I want to be a Taoiseach who retrieves Ireland's economic sovereignty and who leads a government that will help our government really succeed. I want to make this the best small country in the world in which to do business, in which to raise a family, and in which to grow old with a sense of dignity and respect.”
An address by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny.
- Local keywords Memorable Budgets, Budget, 2012, Enda Kenny, Sovereignty, Politics, Economics
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Politics and Economics
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 2011
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier PXD3/28022
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 16:9 (widescreen)
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English and Irish
Source Of Leaks To Be Investigated
Broadcast - 17/11/2011
Clip Length - 00:02:22
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Broadcast - 05/12/2011
Clip Length - 00:13:20
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Clip Length - 00:02:20
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