Cllr. Seamus Morris: Sinn Fein’s Youth Job Creation Proposals

Cllr. David Doran, Thurles, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness and general election candidate Cllr. Seamus Morris

At the launch of the Sinn Fein Election Manifesto last Saturday night, Cllr. Seamus Morris, the Sinn Féin general election candidate for North Tipperary/South Offaly, said : ‘The economy is in deep crisis and this election is the people’s last chance to choose the path we take toward recovery.  The outgoing government made political choices based on favoritism and these were disastrous for our country.   Sinn Féin’s political choices are made in the wider interest – for workers and self-employed, people on lower incomes, social welfare recipients and families struggling to survive.  It is sad to see how the outgoing government has miserably failed the future of Ireland—our youth. 100,000 people left our shores last year and at least 100,000 young people will be forced to emigrate over the next two years. A youth jobs plan must be made top priority by any incoming government. Sinn Féin offers  fully-costed and credible proposals with the potential to get 50,000 young people under 25 off the dole immediately and create many more jobs in the years ahead’.

These proposals include:·

  • A youth jobs fund to create 20,000 new jobs
  • An individual plan for the long-term prospects of every person under 25 on the live register.
  • 2,000 places on a ‘One More Language Scheme’ to give the young unemployed a chance to learn an extra foreign language
  • 5,000 free ECDL places  and 10,000 new CE places
  • 1,000 places on conversion courses at third level to help graduates convert their skills to potential growth sectors
  • 8 measures to treble the number of under 25s who are self-employed, including a national entrepreneurship programme, access to credit and greater support for high-potential start-ups
  • A publicly-owned green tech firm for Ireland and a major drive to attract FDI in renewable energy
  • Making Ireland a digital media leader through support for skills, infrastructure and entrepreneurship
  • A ‘National Development Scheme’ to employ people directly on public works projects , thus employing 2,000 workers
  • Lifting of the suspension on the early farm retirement scheme to make farming a viable option for younger people

Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness with general election candidate Seamus Morris and some of his canvassing team

Cllr. Morris stated, ‘These proposals are easy to implement and Sinn Féin has the political will to make this a reality. Eradicating unemployment and emigration must be given top priority.’

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