Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Job Creation Still the Number One Issue- O'Brien

Job Creation Still the Number One Issue-O'Brien

Sinn Féin TD Jonathan O’Brien will be outside the Social Welfare Office on Hanover Quay this morning to remind the incoming government that job creation is still the number one issue and promote Sinn Fein’s 10-point plan for job creation in Cork.

Deputy O’Brien said:

“The election campaign is now over, but there are still nearly 450,000 unemployed and almost a thousand people are emigrating every week. Providing them with jobs and hope must be the top priority for the new government.”

“I canvassed outside the social welfare office in Hanover Street several times during the election campaign and always received a warm response. I wanted to come back here this morning as a TD to thank people for their support and pledge that job creation will by at the top of my agenda in the new Dáil.”

“Sinn Féin has produced a 10-point plan for job creation in Cork, which we believe could create at least 7,500 jobs in a relatively short time span. This would involve investment in vital infrastructure, including schools, primary health care centres, crèches and an upgraded Orthopaedic Hospital, as well as further development of the agri-food sector and support for local businesses. I would urge the incoming government to take on board some of these ideas and act quickly to reduce unemployment in the city.”

For further information or comment contact Deputy Jonathan O’Brien @ 085-2133907

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