The Taoiseach says Ireland’s unemployment rate is still ‘unacceptable’.
Enda Kenny is launching the latest Action Plan For Jobs – which hopes to attract an extra 10,000 jobs from abroad over the next five years, on top of the 100,000 previously announced.
It is giving the IDA more funding to boost Ireland’s competitiveness abroad – with a specific focus on emerging economies.
The new plan also includes funding for a competition to find the country’s best entrepreneur.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny says the government wants to make 2014 – the ‘year for jobs’.
“12.3 is unacceptable – we recognise that there are too many people around the country who still have not seen – and who still do not see – the evidence of a creeping confidence coming back into our economy” he said.
“That’s why we unashamedly make 2014 the focus of government and being the year for jobs” he added.