Taoiseach acknowledges 'difficult day' for AIB workers

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the announcement of the job losses at AIB was a difficult day for workers but added he hoped they could find a future in Dublin's IFSC.

It is hoped that Dublin's financial centre will create 10,000 new jobs over five years.

“I would hope that some numbers of those who worked in AIB would be able to gravitate to that sector,” he said.

“Insofar as the Government are involved, obviously it’s a difficult day for anyone to say I’m not going to have a job over whatever period.”

The Taoiseach said Government departments would be ready to stand by affected workers.

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