Call for Special Pre-Budget Dáil Debate on Jobs Ideas
Statement by Brendan Griffin TD (FG) Kerry
Thursday, 27th September 2012.
KERRY Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin, has tonight (Thursday) called for a special pre-budget Dáil debate on jobs.
Speaking on a topical issues debate on the possible loss of 30 jobs in Killorglin, Co. Kerry (Thursday – 7.50pm), Deputy Griffin
said that the situation in Killorglin is unfolding in the context of a much wider jobs crisis in Kerry and Ireland and called for a debate in the Dáil that would invite job creation and retention ideas to be given real consideration from all members.
“With close to 450,000 on live register and thousand more abroad and unable to come home, more needs to be done to tackle the jobs crisis in Ireland.
“I have called for a special pre-budget Dáil debate on jobs, which would invite ideas on job creation from all members of the Dáil. I would hope that these proposals would all be seriously considered by the Ministers and their officials.
“I have written to the Government Chief Whip, Paul Kehoe, to formally request that this debate would be scheduled at the earliest possible date in order to allow time before the budget to arrange for the implementation of any ideas that might materialise. I hope that the request will be successful, given the jobs and emigration crisis that is strangling our communities throughout Ireland.”