So there's really nothing better Enda Kenny can be doing than opening branches of Penneys/Primark around the world? Really?

This is what happened this morning in Berlin as our Taoiseach Enda Kenny was on hand to open Berlin's second Primark store at Alexanderplatz, which is the international equivalent of Obama opening a Walmart in Mexico, or David Cameron flying to France to open an M&S.

Apparently Enda is there because 'The international success of Primark represents the constant innovations in retail and commercial expansion initiated in Ireland' and he's 'particularly happy to see that this Irish company is creating tens of thousands of jobs across Europe.' Nothing to do with keeping up appearances for European banks or international conglomerates then. All for the good of the country.

According to the Irish Times, fairtrade groups were on site to protest the opening, demanding 'greater transparency in Primark’s product supply chain and greater Primark support for unionisation in supplier companies.' You really can't bring Enda anywhere now can you.

Via Business & Leadership/Irish Times