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Ógra Shinn Féin to take action in response to devastating emigration stats

2 August, 2010

Ógra Shinn Féin will undertake a series of actions this week in response to devastating emigration statistics.

Announcing details of the actions Ógra spokesperson Luke Callinan said:

“These actions are occurring to highlight the fact that thousands of unemployed people are leaving Ireland due to the lack of employment opportunities within the state. Continuous inaction from the government in response to the Jobs crisis is without a doubt, the major factor behind these incredibly high figures.

“Despite headlines in the media heralding the end of the recession, the reality is that there are now more young people leaving Ireland than any other European country, more than 70,000 people are believed to have left Ireland in the 12 months before April 2010 and 120,000 are expected to leave over a two year period.

“Ógra Shinn Féin is demanding that action be taken and that the government initiate a stimulus package to get the country back to work. We will be carrying out a number of actions at Airports and Seaports around the state this week in an effort to highlight this demand.

“We need to see a push by Government to stimulate economic growth and to put in place comprehensive job retention and creation strategies so that we can dramatically reduce the flow of able and willing people out of the country. We need to see real commitment to job creation. Sinn Féin is the only party that has put forward concrete proposals to tackle the jobs crisis.

“We feel it is time for young people to get angry and get active, and Ógra is intent to be on the side of young people in their fight against unemployment.”

Ógra activists will through the week leaflet and rally at the following locations across the state:

Sligo Airport on Monday 2nd August
Knock Airport on Monday 2nd August
Galway Airport on Wednesday 4th August
Dublin Airport on Wednesday 4th August
Rosslare Harbour on Thursday 5th August
Cork Airport on Friday 6th August

Actions will take place at lunch time at the various locations.

For More information contact Luke Callinan on 086 8309431

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