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Dara Calleary, Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Dara Calleary

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Mayo

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Home: 8 Quignalecka, Sligo Road, Ballina, Co Mayo.
Office: 19 Pearse Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Tel: 096 77613
Fax: 096 78510

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Educated at St Oliver Plunkett NS The Quay, Ballina, St Muredachs College Ballina and Trinity College Dublin (BA Business).

Local News

Action Plan on Jobs ignores long-term unemployed, competitiveness & offers lip service to regions

Fianna Fáil Jobs Spokesperson Dara Calleary has described the government’s latest Action Plan on Jobs as a PR exercise that ignores long-term unemployed, ignores Ireland's competitiveness challenge and offers pure lip service to the regions. Read More | Share

Central Bank Mortgage rules will see Mayo families trapped in unsuitable homes - Calleary

Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary says hundreds of families across Mayo will be trapped in their homes, unable to trade up, because of new Central Bank rules on mortgage lending. Under the new regulations non-first time buyers will have to save a 20% deposit in order to secure a home loan. Read More | Share

Government jobs strategy fails to help long-term unemployed – Calleary

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Dara Calleary has responded to the Government announcement that it will create 40,000 jobs this year and deliver full employment by 2018. Read More | Share

Ballina must be prioritised for IDA Advance Unit – Calleary

Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary is calling on the IDA to build an “advance unit” in Ballina in order to increase the town’s potential to attract foreign direct investment. The agency has supported the construction of similar units in Athlone, Letterkenny and Waterford, but the western region has been left out of all plans to date. Read More | Share

Rise in long term female unemployment a worrying trend – Calleary

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Dara Calleary TD has described the rise in the number of women on the live register for over a year as a cause of concern which needs a dedicated government response. There are now 56,312 women out of work for over 12 months. Read More | Share

IDA 2014 Performance highlights need to tackle regional imbalances & Cost Challenges – Calleary

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Dara Calleary has welcomed end of year data from IDA Ireland indicating that the number of people employed in the firms it supports has reached an all-time high but warned of the need for competitiveness, vigilance and the need for regional balance. Read More | Share

Government misses key deadline for reform of Credit Guarantee Scheme – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs and Enterprise Dara Calleary has accused the Government of failing to prioritise the needs of small businesses and firms that continue to be starved of credit by a banking sector not fit for purpose in assisting economic recovery. Read More | Share

Motorists still paying excessive prices at the pumps – Calleary

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Dara Calleary has called for the newly constituted Competition and Consumer Protection Commission to make a statement on the operation of the retail market for petrol and diesel in the light of growing concern about persistent high prices at the pumps. Read More | Share

Calleary concerned about job prospects for long-term unemployed

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs Dara Calleary has said today’s Live Register figures pose a very serious question for the Government regarding the number of long-term unemployed. Read More | Share

Tánaiste’s remarks on bank lending ring hollow for SME’s starved of credit – Calleary

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs and Enterprise Dara Calleary has said Tánaiste Joan Burton was “stating the blindingly obvious when she said today that there was need for a greater flow of money from the banks to small businesses to help to grow the economy, but unfortunately her Government has done very to bring this about.” Read More | Share

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Clinics

Clinics held regularly in Ballina (personal attendance every Monday and Friday), Crossmolina, Killala, Ballycastle, Bangor, Belmullet, Doohoma, Eachleim, Mulranny, Achill, Swinford, Foxford, Charlestown, Kiltimagh. Appointments available from Constituency Office 096 77613.

Political Record

Current Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Previously served as Spokesperson on Justice, Equality and Defence

Appointed Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, with special responsibility for Labour Affairs in April 2009

Chair of Ogra Fianna Fail from February 2008 to April 2009

Vice Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Climate Change from 2007 to 2009

Member of Fianna Fáil Ard Chomhairle from 1997 to 2007, having topped the national poll in 2000

Member of the National Youth Committee (1994-96, 1998-2003, 2006-07) and served as Secretary on the Ard Comhairle Committee on Enterprise

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