Youth unemployment in Templeogue/Terenure areas now stands at over 20 per cent

By Echo Reporter

Sinn Féin councillor representing Templeogue-Terenure Fintan Warfield has commented on the latest youth unemployment figures released from the CSO, which confirm a youth unemployment rate of 20.1 per cent.

The statistics, taking into account those aged between 15 and 24, have fallen by just two percentage points when compared to the beginning of last year.

dsp logo resized


Cllr. Fintan Warfield said: “Regardless of circumstances, young people have consistently paid, and continue to pay, the price for Government austerity policies.

“165,000 young people aged between 15 and 24 have left Ireland since the 2011 General Election, while one in six young people born in this state now live abroad.

“The potential of a reformed Dáil now presents opportunities for a new energy and a strength of vision that can meaningfully deliver for our young people.

Cllr. Warfield continued: “Sinn Féin’s focus for young people remains on the restoration of Jobseekers’ Allowance, a €500 reduction in third-level fees, and the protection of vulnerable young people in the workforce.

“That means amending industrial relations legislation to provide for mandatory trade union recognition and collective bargaining rights, ensuring that activation schemes are of high quality and support job creation, shutting down JobBridge and Gateway, and making greater use of JobsPlus and Community Employment Schemes.

“We will continue to call for an increase in the minimum wage to €9.65 and support the introduction of a Living Wage at €11.45 an hour. As a first step towards its introduction, the public sector should be made a Living Wage employer.

“Significant investment in capital projects to fulfil the infrastructural needs of the state – in water, housing, schools, health, broadband and transport, and the creation of jobs in our frontline services will also act as a stimulus for job creation in the private sector and above all else, bring our young people home.”



Chaitlin Maude new school
Funds of €15,000 for a new school
library may have to be diverted to
provide security>>> Click HERE
Joe and Mary 05
Amputee cannot return home
unless house is adapted for
wheelchair use>>> Click HERE
Aidan Turner 2
Former MacDara’s student in
running for James Bond
role>>> Click HERE
Weston hockey club 1
Installation of lights at club
grounds may curb vandalism
>>> Click HERE
USE - Sheldon Park Hotel revised architecture plan-2
Council allows demolition of
100-year-old cottages to facilitate
a hotel development>>> Click HERE
Prev Student World Fair set to take place this weekend
Next Spanish bio-pharma firm exceeds €3,000m with 18.8 per cent growth

  • eBeauty - Victoria Secret Runway ready
  • Double gold medal winner at the EYOF Rhasidat Adeleke receives a huge welcome home
  • ebeauty - Turquoise Glam
  • Rhasidat Adeleke strikes gold for second time at European Youth Olympics Festival
  • Tallaght Athletic Club's Rhasidat Adeleke speaking after winning gold

We use cookies to improve your experience on our site, personalise content, provide social media features, analyse our traffic, show you relevant advertising and to target and report on ads. By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies that may process personal data for these purposes.