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Unemployment: The Need for a Comprehensive Response

on Thursday, 02 June 2011. Posted in Issue 66 New Dáil: New Dawn?

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Unemployment: The Need for a Comprehensive Response

Bríd O'Brien

April 2011

Highlighting the Scale of Unemployment  © Derek SpeirsIntroduction

There is no doubting that nearly everyone who stood as a candidate in the February 2011 General Election saw employment – its maintenance and creation – as a critical issue to be addressed by the in-coming Dáil. Now that a new Dáil has been elected and a new Government appointed, what should be the focus in tackling unemployment? What is needed to give unemployed people hope for the future as well as proper income and social supports to meet their needs?