Unemployment in Limerick now lowest since 2008

first_imgLimerick mayor must have real powers to drive transport strategy Email Print Twitter More than €1 Million allocated to Limerick homeowners this year through energy efficiency grants WhatsApp First directly elected mayor vote could take place in 2021 BusinessNewsPoliticsUnemployment in Limerick now lowest since 2008By Editor – May 8, 2017 1443 Senator Maria ByrneThe Live Register in Limerick has fallen by 15.6% since this time last year. Overall there has been a decrease of 47.2% since the launch of Fine Gael’s Action Plan for Jobs in February 2012.Commenting on these figures, Fine Gael Senator, Maria Byrne said: “The national unemployment rate now stands at 6.2 %, down from a peak of 15.2% in 2012, as highlighted by my colleague, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor earlier this week. The Live Register has declined by 40% nationally since we launched the Action Plan for Jobs in early 2012.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Thankfully this is not just a national success story; Limerick is also benefitting from the trend of falling unemployment.“CSO figures show that the Live Register in Limerick has fallen by 15.6% since April last year. Overall the Live Register has decreased by 47.2% here in Limerick since the launch of Fine Gael’s Action Plan for Jobs in February 2012.“The number of persons on the Live Register in April 2017 is the lowest number recorded in the seasonally adjusted series since October 2008.“We must ensure that this trend continues for the well-being of all our people.“In February we launched the Action Plan for Jobs 2017 to help creates jobs for all who seek one.For rural Ireland only 70% of the new jobs added in 2016 were outside Dublin and the Action Plan for 2017 will continue with this focus.“Each new job created in Limerick is another family looking forward to a brighter future. Fine Gael in Government continues to prioritise job creation, because we believe that only a strong economy, supporting people at work, can pay for the services needed to improve people’s lives here in Limerick and around the country,” Senator Byrne concluded. Facebookcenter_img TAGSLive RegisterSenator Maria Byrne Previous articleThree year funding delay for LEADER projectsNext articleRemarkable day in the life of Maz and Bricks Editor Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Live Register in County Limerick down 64 per cent since 2011 Linkedin Process to install second MRI scanner at UHL is underway 16% drop in Limerick live register figureslast_img read more

FIFA U20 FEMALE WORLD CUP: NFF Suspends Invitation of Foreign-based Players

first_imgBy Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has blocked the coaches of the national U20 female team, the Falconets from inviting professional players to camp in preparation for the FIFA U20 Female World Cup that holds in November in Papua New Guinea.The order, THISDAY gathered from reliable in-house sources, was made by the NFF board in the light of the excruciating effect of lack of funds that has almost paralysed the running of the secretariat.The federation kicked against the move by coach Peter Dedevbo for early camping of foreign based players, because it was wary of the huge cost to be incurred on flight tickets, camp allowances and accommodation of foreign based players.Dedevbo submitted his programme to the technical committee in August and proposed that 36 home based players be invited to camp. However, the coach has been under pressure from the foreign based players to be invited to camp.Since last year, NFF has been groaning to the severe effect of cash crunch arising from its inability to access its funds trapped in the Treasury Savings Account (TSA) with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).Officials have determined that it would amount to wastage by inviting the foreign based players to camp along the home based at this stage when the World Cup is just two months away.The Falconets defeated South Africa to seal their place to the World Cup. The team which won silver at the 2014 event in Canada will be aiming to improve on that feat by becoming the first African team to win the competition.Nigeria is drawn in Group B against Spain, Canada and Japan. They play their first game against Japan on November 13, before meeting Canada three days later also in Port Moresby. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more