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The vision thing… September 11, 2016

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Many thanks to the friend of the CLR who forwarded this enlightening interview in the Examiner with Fine Gael “Jobs Minister” Mary Mitchell-O’Connor. A flavour can be had in the overview by the Examiner at the start:

In an interview with the Irish Examiner conducted last month, the new minister addressed questions about job creation, Brexit, being in Cabinet and her vision. She also insisted she would just rate herself and didn’t care what others thought of her.

She also claimed the Midlands was “flying” when it came to new jobs — despite the fact some towns there have shown little or no signs this year in increased levels of employment overall.

Central Statistics Office figures show there has been no indication of unemployment levels decreasing this year in Athlone or Mullingar, two major Midlands towns.


1. An Cathaoirleach - September 11, 2016

In the interest of balance, the total number of registered unemployed in Mullingar has fallen by 9.6% from M1508 to M1608, i.e. August 2015 to August 2016.

The rate of fall is 10% for Athlone in the same period.

Because Mullingar is now mainly a commuter town, you would have expected the fall to be greater there. Details are available Table LRM07.


2. CL - September 11, 2016

“Being certain about taxation means they can apply energy to managing other costs and business obstacles that arise. In no way should we apologise for this or seek to jeopardise it, but it is secondary to having the best and brightest minds in the world work on adding value to a product or service….
FDI companies contribute significantly and support innovation across our economy. They represent the potential pipeline of employment for our children and grandchildren.
The ruling has the potential to cast a cloud over our reputation as a legitimate home for international business. It has the potential to create uncertainty.
Uncertainty frightens investors and delays investment…
Fighting our corner and patting ourselves on the back is something we may have to become good at.”
-Mary Mitchell O’Connor.


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