Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs Dara Calleary says Labour’s claim that it will create full employment by 2018 is completely at odds with the Government’s own projections and represents another u-turn on the issue by one of the coalition partners.

Deputy Calleary commented, “In January 2015, the Taoiseach announced that full-employment would be achieved by 2018 based on an unemployment rate of up to 6%. However, the Government’s own Enterprise 2025 document, which was launched last November, extended this target out to 2020.

“The latest deadline, announced by the Labour Party completely undermines the recent budgetary projections, which clearly show that an unemployment rate of 6% will not be achieved until after 2021.  In contrast, Fianna Fáil has a very clear credible clear jobs plan”.

In government, we will:
– Provide progressive relief from PRSI to incentivise job creation
– Cut CGT entrepreneur relief to 10% to compete with the UK (limited to first €15m of gains)
– Set up a state enterprise bank for businesses
– Reform the commercial rates system

“Fianna Fáil believes in an Ireland for all. Our policies will ensure an Ireland built on strong, safe and enterprising communities and we are committed to ending  the two tier recovery that is leaving many Irish communities behind”, concluded Deputy Calleary.