Very disappointing to see the Live Register in Tipperary rose during the month of May. Only recently the Government announced it had got the country back to work. These latest figures are a clear example that the Governments strategy for job creation is not working and they have forgotten about the people of Tipperary.

Recently I have been actively engaged with Management, Staff and Union’s in the C&C plant in Borrisoleigh/Clonmel and have proactively engaged with the Bord Na Móna plant in Littleton. I have done this to insure current employment levels are maintained and secured in both facilities.

The Central Statistics Office show that over 14,000 in the county were signing on in May, putting the number on the Live register up from it last report in February.