Ireland In Search Of Work

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From the comes this lamentation of unemployment in Ireland and the callousness of government officials:

A chara, – Residing, as a I do, in the Taoiseach’s home county of Mayo, where I am just one of 12,750 people who are registered as unemployed within the county, I am baffled by Enda Kenny’s statement last week (“Taoiseach says jobless must be prepared to take up any work”, Front Page, February 24th).

Enda Kenny Ireland

Enda Kenny

This is the same week that the Western People, (the main paper within the county), carries news of 14 job vacancies (four of which are part-time). On Friday, the same day as the report of his statement, Mid West Radio, in its Jobs Slot, announced a total of 10 jobs available within the region.

I am ready to take up work, but where can it be found? I have been unemployed for the past nine months, my post made redundant as a direct result of Government cuts to the Local Development Social Inclusion Programme (LDSIP), a programme I had managed successfully for the past 14 years.

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