Wednesday 13 December 2017

John Drennan: 'Political inertia' hits retraining

JOHN DRENNAN

MORE than 19,000 unemployed bricklayers, carpenters, architects and other building workers have lost out on critical retraining because of political indifference, the Fine Gael finance spokesman has claimed.

Kieran O'Donnell said that the unemployed workers were in danger of losing out on critical up-skilling because of "the political inertia" that has surrounded the Government.

Seven months ago, the Tanaiste Mary Coughlan revealed a €63m retraining fund, with €40m coming from an EU Globalisation Fund.

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