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No change in unemployment, no change in policy and no change in ministers– Tóibín

30 January, 2013

Speaking at the publication of the latest live register figures Peadar Tóibín, Sinn Féin spokesperson on jobs, enterprise and innovation said:
“The latest live register figures show no change in the headline rates of unemployment and increasing long term unemployment, this despite emigration clearing whole swathes of Ireland of our young people. Government policy is betraying our people, our businesses and our economy.
“An Taoiseach claims that job creation is the number one priority of government, yet his ministers have failed to deliver. Questions must be raised about the ability of ministers in the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to meet this, the primary challenge facing the country.
“The promotion of small indigenous business which makes up the backbone of the domestic economy is in chaos.
“Sinn Féin has produced a plan that would create 156,000 jobs for an investment of €13 billion. The plan involves funds which that are the disposal of the state and is based at resolving infrastructural and competitiveness gaps. It requires political leadership and investment to reflect the scale of the crisis we face.

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