Fine Gael Louth TD, Peter Fitzpatrick, has today (Wednesday) strongly criticised Gerry Adam’s failure to welcome the announcement of 400 new jobs for Dundalk, saying it exposes Sinn Féin’s hypocritical stance on job creation.
“Sinn Féin was all talk about the need to boost job creation during the recent European and Local Elections, and yet when 400 new jobs are announced by Paypal in Dundalk – Gerry Adams’ own backyard – the Party leader is silent.
“The Government has tackled our jobs crisis head on, and thanks to the work of the Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton TD, and Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, the jobs market is turning around. Over the past 18 months, 70,000 new jobs have been created and I am delighted that Dundalk has benefitted with about 2,000 new jobs announced for the town over the last two years.
“It is incredible that Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin would ignore the creation of 400 new jobs in the town where Party leader supposedly has his political base. His approach yet again exposes Sinn Féin’s hypocritical and unrealistic stance.
“Sinn Féin’s economic policies would be disastrous for the economy. The Party’s high tax approach would scare away investment and make announcements such as the one from Paypal today a dream rather than a reality.
“Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin just want to talk down the economy, while at the same time proposing policies that would damage jobs and investment. It is time for Gerry Adams to state whether he really wants the economy to recover.”