Enda Kenny's mantra is that Fine Gael aim to make Ireland "The Best Small Country in Which to do Business."
As it is a country with around 450,000 people unemployed, undergoing an unprecedented contraction of GNP and with virtually no availability of business lending, I've started a thread to explore exactly what he means by this.
In essence, it seems that the priority is to facilitate "ease of doing business" for Foreign Direct Investment, and for carve up of national assets by FDI, non-resident oligarchs, and - the feeling is growing - resident cronies.
The Minister for Health is working away at ensuring that Health is a good business.
19.8.12 the Sunday Times published an editorial titled "Politics Must Be Kept Separate from Business" that strongly criticised Michael Noonan for accepting hospitality from JP McManus, a Switzerland-based tax resident, while Noonan and the Government is engaged in a review of tax-residency rules.
Enda Kenny has been criticised for his links with Denis O'Brien, since the publication of the Moriarty Report.
The Sunday Times said that not only FG colleagues but also "Labour Partners" were supportive of Noonan meeting with McManus, "a popular figure in Limerick and big contributor to charity."
Have we moved any distance from the Ahern-Cowen regime under which the financial industry itself was invited into the Dail to draft the regulations that would supposedly control it ?