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Fine Gael and Labour’s economic recovery is a tale of two Ireland’s.

GDP is rising. Bond yields are falling. Property prices are recovering. Jobs are being created. People are even buying new cars.

According to Michael Noonan ‘austerity as we know it is over.’

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Govt not delivering on jobs

Posted: August 8, 2013 in Jobs

The government is claiming that they are making progress in tackling the unemployment crisis. Jobs are being created. The live register is falling. The number of people in employment is increasing.

Surely this is good news? Should we not be commending Fine Gael and Labour for their efforts?
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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.’

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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.

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Jobs in Clondalkin’s Mill Centre are at risk as businesses struggle with high rents. Sinn Féin Dublin Mid-West representative Eoin Ó Broin has called on the government to ‘intervene as a matter of urgency to save both jobs and businesses.’ Sinn Féin has also learnt that the Landlord Liam Carroll and his agent Rothwaite refuse to renegotiate rents that were set at during the boom for long standing tenants while new tenants are being offered lengthy rent holidays.

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Commenting on July’s CSO live register figures released last Friday Sinn Féin Dublin Mid-West representative Eoin Ó Broin has said; “The number of people signing on in Clondalkin and Lucan has increased by 6% since Fine Gael and Labour took office” The latest figures show 9,472 people signing on in the Clondalkin Social Welfare Office at the end of July.

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 Figures released from the CSO today show that unemployment in Dublin Mid-West is at a 17 month high. At the end of February there were 9,073 people on the live register. When adjusted to take account of the transfer of 1,062 claimants from Clondalkin to Tallaght social welfare office in September 2011 the total number of people signing on from Clondalkin and Lucan exceeds 10,000. Sinn Féin Dublin Mid-West representative Eoin Ó Broin has described the news as “deeply troubling” and called for “concerted action by Government to reverse this trend.”

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