A Just Society – we need to #makeithappen

A strong economy that supports people at work, can pay for the services needed for the type of just society we want. A Long Term Economic Plan needs smart public service investment with reform, to ensure new and better services.  Our public services are still recovering from the impacts of Fianna Fáil’s disastrous economic policies, which led to the ban on recruitment of public servants and hit the […]


The new Strategy is a key pillar in the Government’s plan to keep the recovery going and build sustainable economic growth. The Strategy identifies Ireland’s current skills profile, provides a strategic vision and specific objectives for Ireland’s future skills requirements, and sets out a road map for how the vision and objectives can be achieved. The […]

Funding of €3.148m for Volunteering Organisations

Funding of €3.148 million in 2016 was announced on Saturday for 26 organisations involved in volunteering. The Government’s objective under the Department’s Community & Voluntary Supports & Programmes is to provide a cohesive framework of support for the community and voluntary sector. This programme supports volunteer centres and volunteer information services nationwide, as well as a […]

FDI Employment Hits New Benchmark of 187,056 People

· Highest in IDA’s 67 year history · One-in-Five Private Sectors Jobs Now Result from IDA-Supported FDI · IDA posts 66% Year-On-Year Rise in Job Creation adding 12,000 net Jobs IDA Ireland, the Government agency responsible for attracting foreign direct investment, yesterday announced the highest level of employment in its client companies in its 67 year history. · Total […]

Enterprise Ireland figures for 2015 show that the Government’s job creation plan is working

  In total, over 135,000 new jobs have been added to the economy since the launch of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs. Unemployment has now dropped to 8.8%, and we are in the process of reducing the high tax burden that Fianna Fáil introduced to pay for their mistakes. The EI results also confirm […]

Government achievements overview

Government achievements overview ‘The Government has Stabilised the Economy’ — Economic Depts Growth & Sustainability have Returned                                                                   Department / Finance Achievements The economy has returned to growth, with 1.5% GDP growth in Q3 2013.Real GDP growth of 2.2% in 2011 and 0.2% in 2012, […]