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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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