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Only 600 out of 66,700 new jobs created in the South East Region last year!

  • 23-11-2018 9:39am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,144 ✭✭✭ reni10


    This really is damning on the IDA and our South East politicians:

    Breakdown on the number of new jobs created in the regions last year

    Dublin: + 32,900 jobs
    South-west: + 15,100
    Midlands: +7,900
    Mid-east: +7,300
    West: +5,100
    South-east: + 600
    Mid-west: No change
    Border: Minus 3,100

    For comparison in the census in 2016 the Midlands Region population was: 292,301
    The South East population from the same census was: 422,062

    So the South East Region has 30% more population than the Midlands but there were 7,300 jobs less created in the South East!!!

    Even in the West region where this is again a smaller population than the South east of 380,057 there were 4,500 more new jobs created there!

    What are the politicians of this region doing?

    This is a disgrace for every single person living in this region as we not only don't have access to things like 24/7 cardiac care or a University we can't even get a few jobs now out of nearly 67,000 created.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Where are the numbers from?


  • Registered Users Posts: 525 ✭✭✭ Taxburden carrier


    We have representatives but no representation.
    They answer to their affiliated parties not to their constituents


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,144 ✭✭✭ reni10




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭ TheQuietFella


    Where are the numbers from?

    He's made them up Harry while he was sitting on the bog reading The Sun
    and trying to pick out a few winners for today and tonight's lottery!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭ TheQuietFella


    Ye're are still very welcome folks!
    I've said it before and I'll say it again.
    There is sweet **** all going to happen in the sunny south east
    for a hell of a long time so sell/rent out your homes and start
    dreaming of pastures greener because it's here where it's happening!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 578 ✭✭✭ Dunmoreroader


    Shocking alright but no surprise re South-East. What's more surprising is Mid-West (i.e. Limerick City) flat-lining and the Midlands doing so well. Is that just more greater-Dublin spillover?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭ TheQuietFella


    Shocking alright but no surprise re South-East. What's more surprising is Mid-West (i.e. Limerick City) flat-lining and the Midlands doing so well. Is that just more greater-Dublin spillover?

    It is just that. All the county towns within easy access of Dublin have become commuter belt areas due unsurprisingly to the lower cost of housing.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 824 ✭✭✭ debok


    Ye're are still very welcome folks!
    I've said it before and I'll say it again.
    There is sweet **** all going to happen in the sunny south east
    for a hell of a long time so sell/rent out your homes and start
    dreaming of pastures greener because it's here where it's happening!

    Ya have said it before and noone asked you to say it again .You really are bitter about Waterford. Why don't you just comment on the Dublin threads if that's where your living. Just cos you couldn't make anything happen for you here. Your constantly hoping nothing happens down here because your a bitter bitter man. If and when the place picks up please don't come back here stay where you are and spread your bitterness there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,018 ✭✭✭ hardybuck


    It's also notable that about 90% of those jobs were created in the services industry, which would help to explain why so many jobs were centred in Dublin and the commuter belt.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭ TheQuietFella


    :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭ TheQuietFella


    debok wrote: »
    Ya have said it before and noone asked you to say it again .You really are bitter about Waterford. Why don't you just comment on the Dublin threads if that's where your living. Just cos you couldn't make anything happen for you here. Your constantly hoping nothing happens down here because your a bitter bitter man. If and when the place picks up please don't come back here stay where you are and spread your bitterness there.

    Quite the contrary D' I hope it all happens down in Waterford!
    We've been too long in the shadows but you can't hang around for
    too long either waiting for it to happen or life will just pass you by!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Stay away from us, assuming you are actually in Dublin at all. I suspect you live in a dark damp apartment in Mary Street - never seeing the sun as it faces out onto a narrow street and a taller building facing north.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 824 ✭✭✭ debok


    Quite the contrary D' I hope it all happens down in Waterford!
    We've been too long in the shadows but you can't hang around for
    too long either waiting for it to happen or life will just pass you by!

    Fair play to you boy but not everyone has to move away to live happy life. I moved back and happy out


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭ TheQuietFella


    Stay away from us, assuming you are actually in Dublin at all. I suspect you live in a dark damp apartment in Mary Street - never seeing the sun as it faces out onto a narrow street and a taller building facing north.

    Happy Christmas Harry!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 824 ✭✭✭ debok


    Quite the contrary D' I hope it all happens down in Waterford!
    We've been too long in the shadows but you can't hang around for
    too long either waiting for it to happen or life will just pass you by!

    Fair play to you if that's what you done.that's you. Just cos people live in Waterford doesn't mean life is passing them by. We even have bomb scares now today place is great!!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,583 ✭✭✭ Deiseen


    Jesus. I almost felt sorry for that Queer Fella for about two minutes....


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,911 ✭✭✭✭ Johnboy1951


    Mr Ring adds that it is in everybody's interests to "re-balance growth away from our cities"

    Not what I like to hear from a minister! :eek:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 593 engiweirdo


    Nothing to see here, move along.... HEY LOOK OVER THERE! A Marks & Spencers!

    No doubt the little Indian, Josef Halligan and co. out in their finery Monday for the big announcement (bet you its far less than promised/needed), bastards should be run out of the place.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,459 ✭✭✭✭ road_high


    Ye're are still very welcome folks!
    I've said it before and I'll say it again.
    There is sweet **** all going to happen in the sunny south east
    for a hell of a long time so sell/rent out your homes and start
    dreaming of pastures greener because it's here where it's happening!

    I have to take issue and disagree here- the south east is a fantastic location with some major plus points- it’s just that’s it’s not on the government radar as the political representatives are so abysmal. Contrast with cork and limerick regions that have had an endless parade of senior ministries. They make a huge difference as regards directing policy and investment.
    I’m pretty shocked at the figures too as I thought generally things were on the up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,459 ✭✭✭✭ road_high


    It is just that. All the county towns within easy access of Dublin have become commuter belt areas due unsurprisingly to the lower cost of housing.

    That can’t be really it either as much of the south east namely north Kilkenny, Wexford and Carlow should be getting that same overspill too with jobs but clearly not the case.
    Pretty shocking that the midlands could be outperforming the south east by so much as I often am in portlaoise and Tullamore and you wouldn’t think that is the case on the street


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,459 ✭✭✭✭ road_high


    Not what I like to hear from a minister! :eek:

    He’s from mayo! Parish pump to the nth degree as his home county has done very nicely indeed out of FG rule!!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    road_high wrote: »
    it’s just that’s it’s not on the government radar as the political representatives are so abysmal. Contrast with cork and limerick regions that have had an endless parade of senior ministries. They make a huge difference as regards directing policy and investment
    .

    Four seat constituency is our biggest political problem. FG are always confident of winning two so put no effort in to win or keep votes, FF have NEVER cared for us (Cullen the only FF senior minister was elected first a PD and built his base from there let's not forget.) The odd socialist has added nothing in terms of cabinet influence. If there was a fifth seat everyone would have to pay attention to our desires and deliver a few goodies.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,459 ✭✭✭✭ road_high


    Four seat constituency is our biggest political problem. FG are always confident of winning two so put no effort in to win or keep votes, FF have NEVER cared for us (Cullen the only FF senior minister was elected first a PD and built his base from there let's not forget.) The odd socialist has added nothing in terms of cabinet influence. If there was a fifth seat everyone would have to pay attention to our desires and deliver a few goodies.

    Well I don’t live in Waterford but the other two SE constituencies are 5 seaters and consistently elect the same non entities also- I don’t think people in the south east are overtly political and that’s a problem as there seems to be no appetite to get stuck in and be in the prominent positions- contrast with the west of Ireland where tds appear hungry to be in power and grab all they can for their constituents. Need only look at Kerry for evidence of this. It’s not ideal politics but gets the job done as the employment figures illustrate


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Non entities or not Wexford has had a steady stream of cabinet ministers esp under FG.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭ TheQuietFella


    road_high wrote: »
    That can’t be really it either as much of the south east namely north Kilkenny, Wexford and Carlow should be getting that same overspill too with jobs but clearly not the case.
    Pretty shocking that the midlands could be outperforming the south east by so much as I often am in portlaoise and Tullamore and you wouldn’t think that is the case on the street

    If you've ever travelled down the coast road from Dublin at about 17:00 you'll see that Wexford is also a commuter county
    in areas such as Gorey, Enniscorthy, Bunclody to name but a few and even Wexford Town. Carlow is very much the same.
    The last time I got a bus to Waterford the bus emptied at Carlow.


    People here should be doing the same with Cork as it's only down the road and plenty of opportunities in Cork!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 593 engiweirdo


    If you've ever travelled down the coast road from Dublin at about 17:00 you'll see that Wexford is also a commuter county
    in areas such as Gorey, Enniscorthy, Bunclody to name but a few and even Wexford Town. Carlow is very much the same.
    The last time I got a bus to Waterford the bus emptied at Carlow.


    People here should be doing the same with Cork as it's only down the road and plenty of opportunities in Cork!

    Transport infrastructure in Ireland is about 20-30 years behind making this a realistic option. Jesus even the commute from Carlow/Wexford to Dublin is fúckin insane to be doing on a daily basis. Life's too short for that crap.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭ TheQuietFella


    engiweirdo wrote: »
    Transport infrastructure in Ireland is about 20-30 years behind making this a realistic option. Jesus even the commute from Carlow/Wexford to Dublin is fúckin insane to be doing on a daily basis. Life's too short for that crap.


    Completely agree that our transport system is a shambles.
    We need more rail lines and new depots.
    I'd love to see a train running from Waterford servicing Youghal, Cork
    and on to Tralee & Killarney.


  • Registered Users Posts: 275 ✭✭ Muttley79


    The problem with Waterford is its geographically in no mans land,we are the only county from Munster in the south east region.wexford Kilkenny and Carlow being Leinster aligned themselves to dublin many years ago,cork and limerick are the main drivers of Munster,we have suffered negligence from governments and businesses for many years now,will it improve anytime soon? Probably not.ok we have this north quays been developed,great to see it hopefully happen,is it a game changer for Waterford?will help,but we need investment in employment in this region,cork and limerick are getting billions pumped into it over the next twenty years,take the north quays out of the ireland 2040 plan and let’s be honest we only got crumbs from the government again


  • Registered Users Posts: 492 ✭✭ 91wx763


    Completely agree that our transport system is a shambles.
    We need more rail lines and new depots.
    I'd love to see a train running from Waterford servicing Youghal, Cork
    and on to Tralee & Killarney.

    Nooooh. we can't have that, shur we need to use all those railway lines for greenways :(


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,018 ✭✭✭ hardybuck


    Non entities or not Wexford has had a steady stream of cabinet ministers esp under FG.

    Last Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (the spending Dept.) was Wexford, current Minister for State in Finance is Wexford, current Minister for State in the Dept. Taoiseach is Wexford, current Minister for State in Housing is Kilkenny, last Minister for Environment was Kilkenny.


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