6th January 2016

595 Additional jobs in 2015 show Govt’s plan is working

Anthony Lawlor, Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, has said that Enterprise Ireland figures for 2015 show that the Government’s job creation plan is working in Kildare.
“Enterprise Ireland supported companies in Kildare created 595 additional new jobs in 2015, an increase of 8% on the previous year.

Over 2,400 additional new EI jobs have been created in Kildare since this Government was elected. This job creation is having an important knock on impact. For every job created in an EI supported company, it is estimated that one additional job is created elsewhere in the economy, so approximately another 2,400 indirect jobs have been created in Kildare since the Government was elected.

Only this morning (Wednesday) I spoke at a North Kildare Chamber event about the importance of Kildare SMEs linking themselves with exporting companies in order to ensure their maximum potential. With that in mind, I was delighted to learn that Paul Maguire of Maguire Hegarty Accountancy Firm in Philadelphia, USA has been invited to speak to the Chamber on 25th February 2016 to provide valuable information to Kildare companies on how to access the American market.
In total, over 135,000 new jobs have been added to the Irish economy since the launch of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs and unemployment has now dropped to 8.8%.
Fine Gael has a plan to keep the recovery going and ensure that everyone can feel the benefit. Crucial to this is continued job creation. Having more people in work creates the resources to cut taxes for working people and invest in better services. We will finish the job and replace all the jobs lost in the crash to ensure a better quality of life for all in Kildare.”