Dublin Mid-West Live Register Up 10% since September 2011

Posted: October 5, 2012 in Dublin Mid West, Jobs, Unemployment

Figures released from the CSO today show that the number of people signing on in Clondalkin and Lucan has risen by 10% since September 2011. In September 2012 there were 9,157 people signing on. The figure for September 2011 was 9,197. However 1,062 people were transferred from Clondalkin to the Tallaght live register in October 2011, so when these are taken into account the number of people living in Clondalkin and Lucan signing on rises to 10,219, indicating a 10% increase between September 2011 and September 2012.

Sinn Féin Dublin Mid-West representative Eoin ÓBroin has accused the Government of ‘ignoring the growing unemployment crisis in Clondalkin and Lucan.’

Ó Broin said:

‘Figures released today by the CSO show that the number of people signing on in Clondalkin and Lucan has increased by 10% in the last twelve months. This is in stark contrast to the state wide figures which show no significant change in the last year.

‘The unemployment crisis in Dublin Mid-West is getting worse and the government just don’t seem to care. They are more concerned with imposing cuts to home helps and children’s benefit than they are in tackling the jobs crisis.

‘For the last twelve months Sinn Féin has been calling for urgent action and investment from Government to create jobs. Unfortunately our calls have fallen on deaf ears. Only when the Government starts to invest in projects to get people off the dole and back into work will we seen any improvement in the live register figures.

‘Later this month Sinn Féin will be launching detailed and costed proposals for job creation across the country. We will be presenting these to the relevant Departments for consideration.

‘The Government claims that it does not have the resources to invest in job creation programmes. This is not true. Only this week the Fine Gael and Labour allowed AIB to pay an unguaranteed and unsecured bondholder€1billion of tax-payers money. This money originated in the National Pension Reserve Fund and was given to AIB last July. The fact that this money was used to pay off private banking debt rather than invested in jobs says a lot about the priorities of the Government.

‘Until we see a change of direction at the heart of the Fine Gael Labour coalition we will not see any improvement in the unemployment situation in Lucan and Clondalkin.’ENDS

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