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Sinn Féin in government will create 250,000 jobs - Peadar Tóibín TD

12 February, 2016

Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín has said Sinn Féin in government will ensure commitment to the creation of 250,000 jobs over the next five years. 

Speaking at a party press event outlining measures for the development of good jobs and long-term economic recovery, Deputy Tóibín said;

“After five years of Fine Gael and Labour in government we are left with many people still unemployed and with many people working but still struggling to put a roof over their heads and food on the table.  Many more have left the country to get good quality jobs.

“Sinn Féin believes in quality jobs in Ireland.  We believe in jobs in Donegal rather than Darwin, in Meath rather than Melbourne, in Tallaght rather than Toronto.

“Fine Gael say they want to keep the recovery going, but with the overall unemployment rate recorded at 8.6% and youth unemployment recorded at 19.1%, it highlights that for many, the recovery has yet to start.  The past eight years have seen the citizens of this state disenchanted by successive governments; therefore our priority is the creation of decent jobs with decent pay.

“We will use the budget room available over the next five years to invest heavily in capital projects to deliver tens of thousands of jobs and to fill infrastructural needs in water, housing, roads, schools, and health.

“In both our manifesto and our Invest in the West policy document, we have committed to a series of initiatives which aim to address the historical regional imbalance in job creation.

“The hundreds of thousands of people that left this state in the last decade in the hope of finding employment elsewhere need something to return to and Sinn Féin in government will deliver a consistent, lucrative jobs market.” ENDS

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