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Ferris secures Dáil Debate on Tralee Job Losses

27 November, 2007

Kerry North Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has been successful in raising a Dáil debate today on the recent loss of 50 jobs at Denny's in Tralee and the implications this will have on the worsening unemployment situation in the town.

Deputy Ferris said:

"I have sought the adjournment of the Dáil to discuss the worsening unemployment situation in Tralee and North Kerry following the announcement that 50 workers at the Denny pig meat factory are to be made redundant in the New Year. These latest job losses represent a further blow to a town that is already suffering from unemployment well above the national average. I've raised this regularly over the past five years and highlighted the poor effort that appears to be devoted to encouraging new investment in the town.

"That is despite the advantages that Tralee has, particularly in the technology sector. However it would appear that the IDA is not promoting this in the manner that it might with the consequence that job losses in older industries are not being replaced.

"It is vital therefore that the Government makes it a priority to redress this situation and stop what threatens to become a further serious haemorrhage of jobs." ENDS

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