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McGahon, Brendan

Wednesday, 8 May 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 465 Nbr. 1


Adjournment Debate. - Dundalk (Louth) Unemployment.

I thank Deputy Dermot Ahern for allowing me to express my concern on this issue. I agree with his sentiments about the unacceptable unemployment figures in Dundalk. However, it is not today or ye...More Button

In recent times, there has been a better dawn for Dundalk and the economic activity in the town has improved. Nevertheless, I cannot disagree with the concern expressed by Deputy Dermot Ahern and I...More Button

The same concern and attention should be given to the area as was given to Galway, Cork and Tallaght in recent times. The Border area has, unfortunately, borne the brunt of the Ulster troubles wit...More Button

The only issue on which I disagree with Deputy Dermot Ahern is FÁS. Despite the figures, we continue to have a large incursion of people from the North still signing on in Dundalk. It is ve...More Button

The figures can vary from time to time. In the last year the unemployment levels were also unacceptable, being double the national average. I reject those figures. Will the Minister pay full att...More Button