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Live register figures point to failure of austerity

30 May, 2012

Speaking on the release of this month’s live register figures Peadar Tóibín TD Sinn Féin spokesperson on Jobs. Enterprise and Innovation said;

“Despite the claims of the government the live register shows that austerity is failing. We are promised stability and all that has been achieved is continued high levels of unemployment with 14.3% unemployed, with an increase of 2,906 on this live register this month.

“Since coming to power Labour and Fine Gael policy has increased long term unemployment by 7%, increased costs to our people and increased rates of emigration.

“There is a need for this government to listen to the people, to end austerity, end the bailout and to invest in growth and jobs.” ENDS

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