Job creation in Cavan and Monaghan must remain a priority for Government

It is essential that the Government continues to act to ensure job creation continues in our local communities, and that every person in Cavan and Monaghan who wishes to work can get a job.


“It is vital that all action is taken to support on-going job creation in Cavan and Monaghan to ensure that every person who wishes to work can get a job. People in Cavan and Monaghan should not have to travel long distances, or out of the country, to find work.


“I am pleased that, since Fine Gael in Government launched the Action Plan for Jobs in 2012, we have made good progress in terms of creating jobs, and in attracting those who have emigrated home. However, much more remains to be done.


“In looking at the live register figures for Cavan and Monaghan, it is evident that much progress has been made over the last number of years. In Cavan, the number of people on the live register has fallen by 43.3% between its peak in August 2011 and March of this year.


“In County Monaghan, the number of people on the live register has fallen by 50.7% since its peak in July 2012 and this March.


“While this is positive, I will continue to use my voice in Seanad Éireann to make sure the Government hears, and understands, the need to invest in improving the vital infrastructure in Cavan and Monaghan, including our roads network. Such investment would help support local businesses and attract more companies to our communities, which will promote greater levels of job creation.”


Senator Joe O'Reilly representing Cavan & Monaghan 2010. | An ExSite website