595 jobs supported by 174 Enterprise Ireland supported companies in Kildare
Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has said that Enterprise Ireland figures for 2015 show that the Government’s job creation plan is working in Kildare
8,308 people are employed in the 174 companies supported by the Department of Jobs, through Enterprise Ireland.
“These companies created 595 additional new jobs in Kildare 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 compares to over 260 job losses in the last three years of Fianna Fáil’s term in Government (2008 – 2010).
“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.
“In total, over 135,000 new jobs have been added to the economy since the launch of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs. Unemployment has now dropped to 8.8%, and we are in the process of reducing the high tax burden that Fianna Fáil introduced to pay for their mistakes.
“Today’s EI results also confirm that this is not just a Dublin based recovery. Aside from the job creation success in Kildare almost two thirds of the new jobs created were outside Dublin. All of the regions recorded increases in full-time employment in 2015. Our Regional Action Plans for Jobs are designed to increase employment in every region by 10-15% between now and 2020.
“By contrast, instead of learning from the experience of the economic crash, Fianna Fáil wasted five years in opposition. The Party that destroyed 300,000 jobs still has no job creation plan.
“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 cannot go back to the same old Fianna Fáil who wrecked the economy, have learned nothing from the past and are still the high tax party. 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.”