MINISTER’S NUMBERS ON DONEGAL UNEMPLOYMENT DON’T ADD UP – PRINGLE

first_imgDeputy Thomas Pringle has said Minister Richard Bruton’s figures on IDA jobs in Donegal simply don’t add up. Deputy Thomas PringleMinister for Jobs, Mr Bruton stated in the Dáil that there has been a 40% increase in IDA jobs created since 2011.But Deputy Pringle said that while there has been a 40% increase in the past 4 years, it has done little to offset the continuously high rates of unemployment and emigration in Donegal. “Although I welcome the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs, I do not agree that the Government has been investing in the region. Nearly 800 jobs over 4 years and one advanced facility in Letterkenny is not investment. It’s a token.’‘The Minister said he is aware that employment is not catching up with the rest of the country. This has always been obvious certainly to people in Donegal. So why are we only hearing of regional action plans now, conveniently during election year?’ says Pringle.‘People in Donegal are tired of the Government’s action plan rhetoric. When are these plans going to turn into actions?’ says Pringle.‘The Government needs to carry out specific, targeted actions like investing in high speed broadband to rural areas while reducing barriers for entrepreneurs and SMEs’ concludes Pringle.  MINISTER’S NUMBERS ON DONEGAL UNEMPLOYMENT DON’T ADD UP – PRINGLE was last modified: March 26th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Deputy Thomas PringleIDAjobsRichard Brutonlast_img read more