Monthly Archives: August 2013

Swinford Day Care Service must be restored

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Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary is calling upon the Government parties and the HSE to commit to the future of Day Care Services at Swinford District Hospital. Deputy Calleary said that he was disappointed that services have been postponed and appealed to the powers that be to have the situation rectified without delay. “I am calling upon the HSE to provide an immediate alternative for users of Day Care Services in Swinford, for them to commit to the future of Day Care Services in Swinford, and for intervention at the highest political level to support the retention of Day Care Services in Swinford,” he said. “The reality is that […]

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Employment growth welcome but recovery under threat from mortgage crisis and lack of SME lending

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Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs and Enterprise Dara Calleary has warned that the limited progress that has been made in getting people back to work will be further hampered by the ongoing credit squeeze for small businesses as well as the mortgage crisis. Deputy Calleary commented: “I welcome the figures from the Central Statistics Office today which show the number of people in employment rose by almost 34,000 in the year to June.  Any progress in easing the jobs crisis has to be welcomed.  However alongside this news today we see figures from the Central Bank which show lending to small businesses fell again in the second quarter of this […]

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Govt Continues to Bury its Head in the Sand over Crisis in Retail Sector – FF

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Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, Dara Calleary TD, says the government continues to ignore the growing crisis in the retail sector. Deputy Calleary was reacting to the announcement today by retailer Marks and Spencer that it will close four of its stores nationwide with the loss of 180 jobs. “My thoughts are with the 180 staff at Marks and Spencer and their families at this difficult and challenging time,” said Deputy Calleary. “In the past number of months we have seen multinational retailers like HMV, B&Q and Homebase close stores throughout the country. These companies are globally profitable and there must be serious questions asked as to […]

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