Tag: Employment

Boost for Dublin Fingal businesses as vouchers up to €500 purchased since 22nd Oct now tax free

“The Finance Bill announced that employers will be able to gift vouchers of up to €500, tax free and today (Friday) it was confirmed that this measure has come into effect and will apply to all vouchers purchased since 22nd October”, says Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell. “It is welcome news that the Minister for Finance, Michael…

Drop in youth unemployment brings levels to a 6 year low

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has said that the fact that CSO figures show a reduction in unemployment to 9.3% is positive for the North County. “I am pleased to see that unemployment levels continue to decrease, with the unemployment level now standing at 9.3%, down from a high of 15.1% in February 2012. “Furthermore, it is…

Dublin Fingal young people encouraged to return home to a recovering jobs market

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…

Steady economic recovery continues with significant reductions in Live Register across Dublin Fingal since 2012

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has said that the significant drop in the Live Register figures from every local social welfare office in Dublin Fingal, since the launch of the Action Plan for Jobs in 2012, indicates steady growth in the local economy in the North County. “Since the launch of the Action Plan for Jobs in…

New Govt apprenticeships scheme provide opportunities for school leavers in Dublin Fingal

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has said that a Government scheme to support new apprenticeships will provide great opportunities for school leavers in the North County. These will be in the areas of Manufacturing and Engineering, Tourism and Sport, Financial Services, Information Technology, Transport Distribution and Logistics, and Business Administration and Management.   “The new apprenticeships announced…

Over 25,000 jobs in Fingal attributable to presence of Dublin Airport

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has stated that the importance of Dublin Airport to the national economy cannot be underestimated as over 97,000 jobs are, either directly or indirectly, related to the activities of Dublin Airport.   “The economic impact study carried out on Dublin Airport has shown the importance of the Airport to the national economy,…

Over €81 million for local authority housing in Fingal will reduce the housing waiting list and create jobs

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has, today (Wednesday) welcomed the allocation of over €81 million, for local authority housing in Fingal. This is part of a national allocation of funding by Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, Paudie Coffey TD, as part of the Government’s €3.8 billion social housing strategy announced…

Live register figures fall for 39 consecutive months

“Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has said that the fact the live register has now fallen for 39 consecutive months shows that the Action Plan for Jobs is working and is benefitting people across the North County.   “Live register figures have now fallen for 39 consecutive months with the unemployment rate again decreasing to 10.1%.On a…

Awareness campaign to increase uptake of Government supports for SMEs in Dublin Fingal

“There are 80 Government supported programmes available to assist SMEs in starting and growing their businesses; however, evidence shows that there is a low level of awareness about these supports. We must ensure that exist SMEs, and start-ups, in Dublin Fingal are fully informed of the supports available to them.” says Alan Farrell, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal. “SMEs…

Action Plan for Jobs will boost job creation and provide vital supports for businesses

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has stated that the Action Plan for Jobs 2015 will boost job creation and provide important supports to businesses in Dublin Fingal.   “When the Action Plan for Jobs was first launched in 2012, the Government aimed to create 100,000 jobs by 2016. We are now on track to deliver on this…