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Jobs Fair another reminder that austerity is not working – Adams

12 May, 2012 - by Gerry Adams TD


Speaking today during a canvass in Co Louth Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has said that, “today’s jobs fair at the RDS in Dublin  is another stark reminder that austerity is not working”. The Louth TD said that the Austerity Treaty, if implemented, would deepen the recession and make it more difficult to tackle the unemployment crisis.

Deputy Adams said:

“Today’s jobs fair in Dublin is yet another reminder that austerity isn’t working. With 1,500 people emigrating every week the queues of young people seeking employment opportunities abroad is a damning indictment of Fine Gael and Labour’s failed economic strategy.

“Here in my own constituency more than 17,500 people are on the live register.  This has more than doubled since 2008 when there were 8104 on the live register. This reflects the situation across the rest of the state, where numbers on the live register have more than doubled since 2008 to 430,000. There has been absolutely no improvement since Fine Gael and Labour took office and last year over 76,000 people emigrated

“The Austerity Treaty is based on the same failed policies as the current Government strategy. In fact if implemented it will deepen the recession and make it more difficult to tackle the unemployment crisis.

“We need a change of direction. We need to replace the austerity led approach of Fine Gael and Labour with one based on investment in jobs and growth.

“A comprehensive rejection of the Austerity Treaty on May 31st would send a powerful signal to the Government that a change of direction is needed.”

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