Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has encouraged more young people from the North County to return home, to what is a recovering jobs market.
“The Live Register figures released this week show that job creation measures are paying dividends for Dublin Fingal, and the whole of Dublin, with 5,633 more people working in County Dublin since last month. The Live Register figures have decreased in each of the local social welfare offices in the North County under this Government’s Action Plan for Jobs. In fact, between their peak in July 2012 and September of this year, the number of people on the Live Register in Swords, and its surrounding areas, has fallen by 36.7% and the figures from the Balbriggan office have dropped by 28.9%. Furthermore, the Live Register figure in the Kilbarrack office, which serves Portmarnock, has decreased by 25.8% between July 2011, when it peaked, and September 2015.
“The Government is on track to replace all the jobs lost in the crisis and to bring about a situation where there will be more Irish people coming back home to take up jobs. I look forward to seeing more young people from the North County returning home where they belong.
“While we know that not every family has felt the benefit of our improving economy, this week the Government announced a €27 billion six year Capital Investment Plan to help with the ongoing work to secure the recovery, to restore all the jobs lost in the recession by 2018, and to get unemployment down to 6% by 2020. I will continue to work to ensure this plan is delivering for Dublin Fingal.”