Friday 24 February 2017

Jobs are the priority and a free trade deal with the US would bring enormous benefits

John Bruton

John Bruton

A Dublin Stevedore
A Dublin Stevedore

THE solution to an employment crisis is job creation. Faced with a drought, the response is pretty simple – the first thing you do is source water, as much of it as possible, as quickly as possible, from anywhere it is available.

Similarly in an employment crisis, the top priority is to create jobs, as many of them as possible, as quickly as possible, from as many different and sustainable sources as possible. And if an opportunity for job creation comes along, you grab it with both hands.

That is the approach that this Government has taken through our Action Plan for Jobs since assuming office in the teeth of a jobs crisis in March 2011.

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