Enda has wrestler Hulk Hogan in his corner on trip to USA
TAOISEACH Enda Kenny got a taste of "Hulkmania" when he met wrestler Hulk Hogan during his visit to the US.
Mr Kenny bumped into the wrestler and reality TV star on a flight from Atlanta, Georgia to Austin, Texas where the pair were due to attend the world-famous South By South West festival. But as Hogan relaxed in first class, Mr Kenny travelled in economy.
The Taoiseach is in the US to celebrate St Patrick's Day at the White House with US President Barack Obama.
Yesterday, he made a plea for Irish emigrants to return home to a country that has emerged from an "economic swamp".
Mr Kenny told a technology conference in Austin that the Government is determined to reduce income tax in order to encourage emigrants to take up work back home.
He said Ireland has emerged from a "catastrophe" of an economic crisis and is becoming a "magnetic attraction" for innovation.