Listowel, Co kerry
Thanks King Dumb
Joe Furlong writes:
It’s official! Get that conservatory you’ve always wanted…
Labour TD Joanna Tuffy
The Labour recovery.
We’re getting our ‘stuff’ back.
Take that, misery junkies.
Labour TD Joanna Tuffy writes:
The feeble attempt by Aengus O Snodaigh yesterday to deny the very existence of the economic recovery is laughable, although when you consider the paucity of his party’s economic ‘expertise’, it i
Sinn Fein are misery junkies and as far as they are concerned, the more people who are out of work, the more people who are in mortgage arrears, and the less money families have to spend, the better.
Aengus O Snodaigh and his party feed off the uncertainty and anxiety that people experience at times of economic difficulty and there is no party better at exploiting ordinary people’s fears than Sinn Fein. But now that the recovery is under way Sinn Fein are petrified, and that’s why they have tried to dismiss the recovery as ‘false’.
Is it false, that in July, sales of new cars increased by 48% year on year? Is it false that car sales are set to exceed 100,000 for first time since 2008?
Is it false that so far this year, the number of foreign trips taken by Irish people has increased by 14.1% to 1.3 million?
Is it false that spending on home improvements by families has increased by 32% this year, and that over 33,000 works have been registered for the Home Renovation Scheme at average value of €15,457 per job?
Nobody is saying that everything is rosy in the garden, or that all our problems have been solved, but it is clear that things are getting a bit better for a lot of people.
Try as they might, not even Sinn Fein can wish away this recovery.”
Tánaiste Joan Burton in Cork County Hall this morning to discuss the future of Ireland’s economic recovery.
Ms Burton is also expected to launch the first Bia Food Initiative warehouse, otherwise known as a food bank, in Little Island, Cork at 3pm.
Pic via EC Rep Ireland
— Damien MuÎley [ ☰ ] (@damienmulley) November 28, 2014
Employment figures published yesterday give the strongest indication in half a decade that economic recovery has begun. For the first time since the recession started in 2008, the numbers at work have risen over a six month period. In the final quarter of the year, 1.85 million people were in jobs, a rise of 6,500 on three months earlier according to seasonally adjusted figures from the Central Statistics Office.
Revisions to the third quarter data show that employment growth was also recorded in that period. Those revisions put the net increase in employment in the third quarter at 2,200.
Oh, wait now….
By region, Dublin and the south-west accounted for almost all of the Irish economy’s expansion in employment in the second half of last year.
That most of the increase in employment was accounted for by part-time rather than full-time jobs took some of the shine off yesterday’s numbers.