Clondalkin Unemployment Hits 40%

Posted: August 17, 2012 in Dublin Mid West, Jobs, Unemployment

A Sinn Féin survey of unemployment levels in the Clondalkin local electoral area has revealed a shocking 40% of people are out of work. The survey, conducted in July, surveyed 400 houses in all parts of the Clondalkin ward.  Unemployment was highest in North Clondalkin at 52%, followed by Bawnogue at 44%. Significantly Clondalkin Village, St Johns and Cherrywood combined had an unemployment rate of 38%. The full details of the survey are attached to this e-mail.

Sinn Féin Dublin Mid-West representative Eoin ÓBroin has described the results as ‘shocking’ and ‘a wakeup call to the Government to start taking the Clondalkin unemployment crisis seriously.’

Ó Broin said:

‘In July Sinn Féin undertook a survey of unemployment in the Clondalkin local electoral area. 400 houses were surveyed, proportionately distributed across the ward.

‘The results revealed a shocking 40% of people are out of work. Unemployment was highest in North Clondalkin at 52%, followed by Bawnogue at 44%. Significantly Clondalkin Village, St Johns and Cherrywood combined had an unemployment rate of 38%. Newcastle, Brittas and Rathcoole had an unemployment rate of 33%.

‘While the state wide unemployment figure is almost 15% the figures for all parts of Clondalkin are genuinely disturbing. They reveal an unemployment crisis far deeper than most other areas of the country.

‘These results must act as a wake-up call to the Government. Clondalkin, and areas like it, urgently need targeted Government intervention to get people back to work.

‘Sinn Féin has repeatedly called for the establishment of a jobs task force for the area. This would bring all the key statutory, community and business leaders together to design and implement a strategy for getting local people back to work.’ENDS

‘For such a task force to work it needs to have targeted Government investment in job creation. The people of Clondalkin do not need a talking shop. They need a body with the political will to act the financial resources to put credible job creation plans into action.

‘From September Sinn Féin will start a series of meetings with community and business leaders in an attempt to put a greater focus on the need for targeted investment in job creation in CLondalkin. Without this the unemployment crisis highlight by the Sinn Féin survey will get worse.’ ENDS

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