Action Plan for Jobs 2014-MCGAHON

Fine Gael candidate for Dundalk-Carlingford, John McGahon, has welcomed supports for young people in Action Plan for Jobs 2014

Fine Gael Local Election Candidate Philip O’Callaghan has welcomed the publication today of the Action Plan for Jobs 2014 by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, and the Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, saying the focus on supporting young people is encouraging.

“Young people in business are a big focus in this Plan,” he said. “Earlier this month Minister Richard Bruton announced that new schemes are being introduced to support unemployed young people, including a new Entrepreneurship Fund aimed at start-ups by under 25’s and a Graduate Recruitment Programme. The Action Plan for Jobs 2014 further expands on such initiatives.”

There are a number of such positive incentives in the Action Plan for Jobs 2014 including:

• An entrepreneurship internship programme whereby a young person can shadow an entrepreneur

• A competitive Youth/Graduate Entrepreneurship Fund to complement the LEOs/

• An enhanced Student Enterprise Award Initiative targeting a greater number of students 

• An Entrepreneurial PhD Programme with a view to training more scientists in SFI 

• Facilitating links between the local youth work sector and the LEOs/Microfinance Ireland to 

• A new call under the Graduate for International Growth Programme

• Roll out for 2014 call for proposals for the ICT graduate skills conversion and Springboard 

• The implementations of a pilot Post Graduate Programme for Professional Practice to 

Microfinance Youth Programme from third level sector supported research teams assist those who are farthest from the labour market programmes provide opportunity for graduates to acquire cross disciplinary skills in STEM based sectors.

“This year’s Plan aims to build on the significant progress which has occurred in job-creation since the first Action Plan was launched, with more than 61,000 extra jobs added in the year to December 2013.”

McGahon Open’s New Constituency Office

Fine Gael candidate for Dundalk-Carlingford, John McGahon, has today (Friday) opened his very own constituency office in the heart of Dundalk. It is based beside Dundalk Men’s Shed in Seatown, and will be open to the public every Friday from 11am-2pm.

John said “Since last year I have been working very hard for the people of Dundalk and North Louth, now by having an office, it ensures I am even more accessible to the people I hope to represent.

The office has a strong tradition for John’s family, his uncle, former Louth TD, Brendan McGahon used it as his own constituency office for many years.

My office will be there for everyone, regardless of political persuasion. I have always believed the role of a local representative should be to serve the people, and that’s exactly what I intend to do with this office.

 John McGahon at his Dundalk Constituency) Office