Clare Live Register drops by over 23% as economic recovery takes hold – Breen

April 2nd, 2015 - Pat Breen

Clare T.D. and Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade Pat Breen has welcomed the news that the Live Register has fallen for the 33rd consecutive month with a drop of in the number of people signing on in Clare

“Today’s CSO figures show that the Live Register in Clare has dropped by 23.53% since the launch of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs in February 2012. The economic recovery has really taken hold now, and is starting to be felt in Clare

“I know not everyone is feeling it quite yet, and that not everybody has regained the job they lost in the crisis, but the Government has a comprehensive plan to achieve full employment by 2018. With the success of Minister Richard Bruton’s Action Plan for Jobs so far, I am sure we can achieve this target and that Clare will really feel the benefits.

“What is really promising in this month’s CSO figures is the fact that over the last year, the number of under 25’s signing on the Live Register has dropped by 20.1%. While we’ll always have a number of young people who want to go away to experience new cultures and opportunities, it is so important that we are providing opportunities for young people here in Ireland, so that the majority of them have the choice to stay here and make a good life for themselves close to their families.

“Regional job creation is a key focus of the Action Plan for Jobs 2015 and the Regional Enterprise Strategy, is well underway, exploring the ways that communities all around Ireland can see the fruits of the economic recovery.”