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    Those clowns that run the country are now claiming that we'll have full employment by 2018

    Enda Kenny also mentioned just there on RTE news that employers will have more potential employees at their disposal this year plus unemployment will fall further from the current 10% that it's currently at.

    So basically what he's saying is that all long term unemployed will be kicked on the social welfare and into 'work for your dole' schemes like Jobs Bridge, Community Employment, Tús, etc. How's that going to help the economy recover?

    The Government has set a new target of 2018 to return full employment to Ireland, bringing it forward by two years from a previous deadline.

    It has announced a series of measures including a spring economic statement, investments in transport, infrastructure and skills shortages, and a low-pay commission to ensure work "pays better than welfare".

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny said 40,000 new jobs would be created this year and unemployment would fall below 10% into single figures.

    Announcing decisions taken at what the Government called the "Jobs Cabinet" this morning, Mr Kenny said it was crucial growth was sustained and political stability was central to this.

    He said targets of fixing public finances and getting people back to work would now be seen across the country. Special effort will also be made to attract investment in rural Ireland.

    Mr Kenny said initiatives would be announced to maximise the benefit of a reduction in VAT in the tourism sector and the abolition of the travel tax.

    "Job creation will be the number one priority in 2015," he said at a press conference this afternoon.

    He acknowledged that while unemployment was falling, it remained "too high".

    The Taoiseach said Government targets set in 2012 to create 100,000 jobs would be met and the new focus was to recover all of the 250,000 jobs lost in the recession.

    He said the Cabinet had agreed to set a target date of 2018 for this to be achieved.

    Tánaiste Joan Burton said companies would be incentivised to recruit young people.

    She said that a major programme would be undertaken to help retrain construction workers who remain out of work.

    Ms Burton said work practices such as zero-hour contracts and low pay would be tackled. She said the benefits would be felt across the country.

    The overall jobs action plan will be published at the end of the month.

    Fitzgerald briefs ministers on security issues

    Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald also briefed ministers at Cabinet on security issues in Ireland following last week's attacks in Paris.

    The minister met Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan on the matter yesterday.

    It is understood the minister was advised that there is no specific information to suggest a threat to Ireland.

    Ms Fitzgerald told ministers that gardaí are keeping the level of threat from international terrorism under continuous review in the light of ongoing developments.

    She said they are continuing to take all appropriate measures to counteract this threat.

    Time has also been allocated this evening for TDs to make statements on last week's terrorist attacks in Paris.

    Meanwhile, discussions on public sector pay could begin in the second quarter of this year, according to Minister for Expenditure and reform Brendan Howlin.

    Speaking on his way into this morning's meeting, Mr Howlin said the focus of the Government in 2015 is to see unemployment reduced to single digits with "continued and sustained growth".

    He said based on public income growth, discussions could begin on public sector pay in the second and third quarters to see where it would develop in coming years.
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    If jobs were freely available, there would be an influx of people from abroad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gobshite View Post
    If jobs were freely available, there would be an influx of people from abroad.
    wouldn't one or two Irish try setting the clock any laying off the sauce?

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    And what about the notion of hundreds of unemployed escorts if they bring in the new laws

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khujo View Post
    Those clowns that run the country are now claiming that we'll have full employment by 2018

    Enda Kenny also mentioned just there on RTE news that employers will have more potential employees at their disposal this year plus unemployment will fall further from the current 10% that it's currently at.

    So basically what he's saying is that all long term unemployed will be kicked on the social welfare and into 'work for your dole' schemes like Jobs Bridge, Community Employment, Tús, etc. How's that going to help the economy recover?



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    Well it,s possible we might but it won,t be the government who cause this to happen but small businesses and multinational co and the people themselfs who will make this happen.
    If they make the cutbacks in the right places earlier and kept the taxes lower, we might have been out of this mess a lot sooner


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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Beret View Post
    And what about the notion of hundreds of unemployed escorts if they bring in the new laws
    F***k their new laws. Escorts will have plenty of work. Ways and means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie wacker View Post
    Well it,s possible we might but it won,t be the government who cause this to happen but small businesses and multinational co and the people themselfs who will make this happen.
    If they make the cutbacks in the right places earlier and kept the taxes lower, we might have been out of this mess a lot sooner
    There is no way in hell that we'll be back to the Celtic Tiger days off full employment within three years, the government just pulled that figure out of the air to try and claw back some support because they won't have a leg to stand on in the next election.

    As for large multinationals, they are paying tax that is so low that they are pretty much creaming off us (I'm looking at you Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard & especially Apple, 2%, that's an insult!). Interestingly enough, 100% domestically owned Irish businesses, such as Kerry Group and Glanbia, make up 50% of the corporate tax take in Ireland. Sure something like 90% of startups fail within two years in this country.

    Unfortunately we are living in a country where the little guy doesn't have a hope while corporate greed rules the roost, but nothing new there I suppose.

    I won't even start on the massaged figures that they come up with for the unemployment rate.......

    Actually speaking about massaged figures, I might have a cheeky punt this weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khujo View Post
    There is no way in hell that we'll be back to the Celtic Tiger days off full employment within three years, the government just pulled that figure out of the air to try and claw back some support because they won't have a leg to stand on in the next election.

    As for large multinationals, they are paying tax that is so low that they are pretty much creaming off us (I'm looking at you Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard & especially Apple, 2%, that's an insult!). Interestingly enough, 100% domestically owned Irish businesses, such as Kerry Group and Glanbia, make up 50% of the corporate tax take in Ireland. Sure something like 90% of startups fail within two years in this country.

    Unfortunately we are living in a country where the little guy doesn't have a hope while corporate greed rules the roost, but nothing new there I suppose.

    I won't even start on the massaged figures that they come up with for the unemployment rate.......

    Actually speaking about massaged figures, I might have a cheeky punt this weekend
    I did,nt we would , I said we might
    And that,s why I said it would not be because of the gov.
    A lot of businesses fail in the first year or so is they are badly planned also too much red tape aswell by local authories.
    If they got a fairer crack of the whip I lot more might survive.
    The more small businesses around the more cash flow which will help more small business to flourish.

    Ya a massage punt sounds a lot better at the moment, so lets help the small business
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    its all about statistics, you move people about, cut their dole, get them into education/courses, back to work, self employment etc even if its for a short time.It all looks very good

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