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Morgan raises Tallaght job losses in Dáil

5 March, 2008


Sinn Féin Job Creation and Workers' Rights Spokesperson Arthur Morgan TD has called on the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Micheál Martin to outline what measures have been put in place to replace jobs recently lost in Tallaght. Speaking in the Dail this morning Deputy Morgan said there has been a haemorrhaging of jobs in Tallaght which has one of the highest levels of unemployment in the state.

He said, "There has been a haemorrhaging of jobs from Tallaght, with the loss of another 130 jobs this week in the Microprint plant coming quickly on the back of the job losses at the Jacobs Fruitfield plant.

"Tallaght has one of the highest levels of unemployment in the state. The Government and the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment must outline what measures have been put in place to replace these jobs and introduce measures to upskill and retrain workers in the area, as soon as possible." ENDS

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