Friday, November 23, 2012

Sinn Féin launch Job Creation Plan in New Ross

Sinn Féin launched their job creation plan in the Community  Development Project Building in New Ross last Monday night.  Speaking at the meeting, County Wexford Sinn Féin Chairperson Oisin O' Connell said his party's plan had the potential to take 156,000 unemployed people off the live register and put them back into the work force over a period of four years.

Mr O' Connell said;

"The old policies and approaches of austerity favoured by the political elite in this state have failed the people.  We have 460,000 out of work.  In this county it is estimated that 46% of people under twenty five are unemployed.  200,000 have been forced to emigrate in the last three years.  Something has to be done."

"Sinn Féin is proposing a  €13 billion additional investment in job creation and economic growth over the next four years.  This would create 156,000 jobs as well as leading to the retention of 15,000 jobs which may be lost without the introduction of a stimulus."

"This plan can be achieved.  The funding is there if our government is prepared to use it.  We propose using €5.8 billion in discretionary funding from the National Pension Reserve Fund, €1.534 billion from the European Investment Bank and €3 billion incentivised investment from the private pension sector.  On top of this the €2.6 billion which the government plans to cut from the capital budget for next year should be retained."

"Among the local proposals contained in this document are the deepening of one of the berths at Rosslare Europort and the revitalisation of the south east sugar beet industry.  Full details of the our plan can be found at"

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