17 April 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

Three government Ministers were in Carrickmacross on Monday to help drive a new jobs plan for County Monaghan and the surrounding border counties. With the Bose factory due to close at the end of May with the loss of 140 jobs, all three were anxious to stress that government agencies such as the IDA and Enterprise Ireland were attempting to find alternative employment for the highly skilled workforce.

 The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys T.D. said this was the biggest asset. She was joined at the workshop at the Nuremore Hotel by her Cabinet colleagues, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D. and Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash T.D. The Ministers met representatives of local businesses and colleges of education in a series of round-table sessions designed to generate ideas for a regional jobs plan.

 Minister Bruton spoke about the government’s target to achieve full employment by 2018. He wanted to see collaboration between the public and private sector to deliver investment. He spoke about…

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