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Worrying trend developing in Tallaght Live Register figures – Crowe

31 March, 2011 - by Seán Crowe TD


Worrying trend developing in Tallaght Live Register figures – Crowe

Sinn Féin’s Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has said that there is a worrying trend developing in the Tallaght Live Register figures.

Deputy Crowe made his comments after CSO figures revealed that the number of people signing on nationally rose by 1,100.

Deputy Crowe said:

“Unemployment in this state has reached crisis point.

“Since the election over 1,000 people nationally have signed on. The increase here in Tallaght, although small does indicate a worrying trend in unemployment figures and it shows that action has not yet been taken.

“The increase in unemployment and those signing on is a national emergency that warrants swift, decisive Government action. What we have got instead is a promise of a Jobs plan and budget after the first 100 days.


“Given that ESRI figures state that 50,000 people will emigrate this year, that means that roughly 13,000 people will emigrate while they are waiting for the new government to publish their plan.


“In our pre-election proposals, we in Sinn Féin put forward a document entitled Let’s Get Dublin Working which, if implemented, would create 50,000 jobs in Dublin while at the same time retaining a further 45,000.


“This document included proposals to support local businesses and entrepreneurs, a ‘Jobs not Dole’ fund to support struggling small businesses, schemes to boost tourism through the development of cultural and historic quarters as well as developing a much needed labour intensive essential infrastructure programme.


“People cannot wait any longer for Government intervention. The Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation needs to present the Jobs Plan as a matter of urgency.”


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