A new Government plan will help consolidate the economic gains we have made in recent years here in South Dublin according to Fine Gael Councillor Brian Lawlor.

Cllr. Lawlor said: “The latest CSO figures show that numbers on the Live Register here in the Tallaght Office has decreased by 18.5% in the last year. Since the Action Plan for Jobs was launched in 2012 there has been a 55% decrease. Fine Gael in Government is ambitious to build upon the gains we have made in recent years and to ensure our people enjoy higher standards of living and quality of life now, and into the future.” “Over 154,000 jobs have now been created in Ireland since the Government was formed in 2016. Only a strong economy supporting people at work can provide the public services needed to deliver the kind of society we all want to live in. As we approach full employment it is now time to shift our jobs focus. It is no longer just a question of more jobs, instead we must focus on growing highly productive and skilled people creating and working in highly productive and sustainable businesses.”

“The Government is ambitious to build upon the gains we have made in recent years and to ensure our people enjoy higher standards of living and quality of life now, and into the future. “Future Jobs Ireland is a new whole-of Government plan to secure Ireland’s economic success. It complements Project Ireland 2040 and Global Ireland 2025 as whole-of-Government strategies charting an ambitious course for Ireland’s future development. Future Jobs Ireland is about supporting business but also investing in the development of people. The world of work is changing. Advancing technology means society is always ‘on’,” said Cllr. Brian Lawlor “People have worked hard over the last eight years and should be proud of how far they have taken our country. We need to continue to build on that progress and ensure that we’re supporting people to work and making work pay,” concluded Cllr. Brian Lawlor.