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Budget 2014: Government’s commitment on jobs nothing but spin – Cullinane

15 October, 2013 - by David Cullinane TD


Sinn Féin Jobs spokesperson David Cullinane has said the government’s commitment to jobs is nothing but spin.

Speaking in response to the budget today Senator Cullinane said;

“We are told that jobs are the number one priority. We have spin from government on the promises on jobs to be created.

“However the reality is that the government has cut both the current and capital budget of the department by €28.5 million. A recent report into Enterprise Ireland found that the staff had been cut so far as to undermine the ability of the body to fully achieve its objectives.

“We have the ludicrous position of the Minister for Jobs claiming that this is a pro-jobs and pro-enterprise budget yet fails to acknowledge that his own budget has been cut and the key agency for indigenous companies, Enterprise Ireland is under severe stress.”

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