Cowen’s jobs “task” “force” already defunct

A taskforce set up last January by Brian Cowen to tackle the problem of Ireland’s rising unemployment has been declared “defunct essentially” after just one meeting.  A ‘spokesman’ from the Department of the Taoiseach confirmed that there were “no further meetings” of the group planned.  Fortunately, the spokesman also confirmed that the taskforce’s work would be brought foward by the cabinet committee on economic renewal.  What was this work?  Well, luckily, I Have Grave News has a transcript of that first and only meeting of the “jobs” “task” “force” which we are more than happy to share with you now:

Chairman: Good morning everyone.

Everyone: Morning!

Chairman: OK,  jobs.  (Stares at blank sheet of A4 paper.)  Er.  There aren’t any.  We’re fucked, aren’t we?

Everyone: Yes.

Chairman: Right.  Tea and HobNobs, so.

Fin.

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