Taoiseach Says Local Government Should Play Bigger Role In Employment

TAOISEACH SAYS LOCAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD PLAY BIGGER ROLE IN EMPLOYMENT

The Taoiseach says local governments need to play a bigger role in getting people back to work.

Enda Kenny says the local property tax will give councils a bigger budget and a greater chance to rebuild the economy.

He has told an audience in Cork that his government has faced a major challenge in trying to get various State agencies to work together.

And he borrowed a rugby analogy to explain the need for a better approach to creating jobs.

“Certainly one of the inefficiencies or one of the inadequacies of our system as a country is that government departments have tended to operate in sort-of tunnels, that the connection is not there, that the big push of the Muster pack has never been evident in the…national challenge to deal with it from a government point of view” he said.

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