Editorial: Progress made on jobs, but it's a long road ahead
JOBS are not created accidentally. The Government has adopted a systemic approach to fostering the climate where sustainable growth in employment has become possible. The harsh lessons of the 1980s showed that getting the public finances in order is a first step towards economic recovery.
The bailout was a harsh repeat lesson.
Allied to the implementation of the troika programme, the Government quietly undertook a lengthy series of small changes to public policy and the operation of the myriad of agencies supporting job creation. Examining the economy on a sector-by-sector basis, Richard Bruton deserves credit for the manner in which the Action Plan for Jobs has been crafted and implemented across a range of government departments over the last three years.