Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Enda Kenny (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Mayo, Fine Gael)
All one needs to do is create an atmosphere and an opportunity in which business can flourish. When I go around the country, people tell me they have ideas for job creation. In so far as we can respond to them through the Finance Bill and changes to various taxation measures, we intend to open the doors for businesses to take on employees, make it easier for them to hold on to current employees and get back into the business of exporting. That is why the Minister for Finance made special arrangements available for people who market Ireland abroad, particularly in the BRIC countries, Brazil, Russia, India and China. Changes were made in the budget and the Finance Bill to stimulate that.
Deputy Adams gets the same communications that I do in which people ask why they cannot get access to credit from the banks.