Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Gerry Adams (Louth, Sinn Fein)
There is no new money and no meaningful targets have been set thus far. Having pondered the issue, the reason no new money is available is that the Government remains totally committed to this austerity programme. The Government has been in power for almost a year and during that time unemployment has been around 440,000. Some 1,640 businesses have closed and 76,000 citizens have been forced to emigrate. Tá a fhios ag an Taoiseach go bhfuil clubanna de chuid Chumann Lúthchleas Gael nach bhfuil ábalta foirní a chothú toisc go bhfuil na himreoirí thar sáile. Tá páistí sa Ghailearaí, in éineacht lena múinteoirí agus a dtuismitheoirí, ó Ghaelscoil Bharra, atá ag obair i seomraí réamhdhéanta le seacht mbliana déag, gan áras ar bith mar scoil.
The amount the Government has invested in the IDA, Enterprise Ireland and county enterprise boards is less than a half a billion euro.