The latest release of numbers on the live register is yet a clear demonstration of the failure of the current government to tackle unemployment and fix our economy for the people of Ireland.
Instead of proper management of a successful economy that was creating jobs which they received in 1997 Fianna Fail have implementedpolicies that has resulted in a shocking 452,500 people staring unemployment in the face with an entire generation considering emigration. Yet we are repeatedly told that the though decisions have been taken and we have turned the corner. The reality though is that we have turned the corner so many times were going around in circles.
A 12.3% increase in the numbers of the professional group on the dole last month, which is in addition to 22.8% rise in the six months to July clearly shows that this government has failed.
It firstly failed to prevent the economic depression we now find ourselves in and has failed to implement policies that will get our economy moving again.
Young Fine Gael has strongly supported the policy ‘Hope for a Lost Generation’, which would see the implementation of series of steps such as an internship programme and workshare to tackle youth unemployment.
While minister O’Cuiv and his Fianna Fail/Green colleges are content to just spin and rehash old policies trying to hide cuts to the capital program which will add more people to the dole and telling us what there doing what is needed.
What is really needed is for the Fianna Fail party and its Green hangers on to get there bums off the government benches, admit to the Irish people that they have failed and call a general election to enable the people elect a government that will implement the necessary polices rather in place of spin.
We know already know that there failure has resulted in many leading companies, seeing their young architects and engineers being scattered to the four corners of the world: to Canada, Australia and South Africa.
In the next few days the leaving certificate results will be released and another generation will begin courses in colleges all over the country so they can gain skills and build up the expertise to become the future drivers of Ireland. We must ensure the right polices are implemented so they don’t have to join the thousands of others currently facing emigration out of economic necessity.