Tuesday 21 November 2017

The lessons I learned from my late father

Creating 200,000 new jobs in Ireland by 2020 is the Government's big goal, writes Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor

RECENTLY BEREAVED: Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor. Picture: Tom Burke
RECENTLY BEREAVED: Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor. Picture: Tom Burke

Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ibecame Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation a year ago, almost to the day. It's been a momentous 12 months; I became a minister, became a grandmother and lost a parent.

That day, I was tasked with overseeing the creation of 200,000 new jobs by 2020, and that two out of every three of those jobs were to be in rural and regional Ireland. That's my goal!

From day one, I was determined that not only would we help create the environment for those jobs to be created, but we would create them in the correct way. We would grow jobs in the right way, in the right areas for the right reasons.

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