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Fianna Fáil jobs plan lacks credibility - Cllr Sorcha Nic Cormaic

17 February, 2016 - by Sorcha Nic Cormaic

Sinn Féin candidate for Dublin Rathdown, Cllr Sorcha Nic Cormaic has criticised Fianna Fáil’s jobs plan which was launched today, as totally lacking in credibility as well as highlighting the fact that Fianna Fáil are virtually indistinguishable from Fine Gael and Labour. 

Cllr Nic Cormaic said:

“Fianna Fáil have absolutely no credibility when it comes to a jobs plan for Ireland. There would have been no difference whatsoever if Fianna Fáil were in government instead of Fine Gael and Labour.

“We know this because the Fine Gael/Labour coalition took Fianna Fáil's five-year plan and made it their own.  And this austerity agenda of Fine Gael, Labour, Fianna Fáil and the Troika played no hand, act or part in bringing about whatever recovery we are currently witnessing. 

“Sinn Féin has a plan for a genuine, stable and inclusive recovery. Our priority is the creation of decent jobs with decent pay and to deliver for our small and medium enterprise sector - the sector that is the driving force of economic activity in the State.

“Our significant investment in infrastructure and public services, such as in health and education, will deliver 250,000 jobs over the next five years. Our current spending will also create jobs in frontline services and act as a stimulus for job creation in the private sector.

“We will critically engage with the European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) to ensure Irish microbusinesses, cooperatives and social enterprise actors can access much needed financial supports.

“We will also increase the National Minimum Wage to €9.65 an hour and continue to track the hourly rate against median earnings and the cost of living. We believe in a recovery that is fair and that will impact all people in this state.”

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