De­cen­tral­i­sa­tion to create 140 jobs

Novem­ber 2003

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

ARK­LOW is set to get 140 Gov­ern­ment jobs un­der a de­cen­tral­i­sa­tion pack­age an­nounced by Char­lie McCreevy in his bud­get yes­ter­day.

It will be the first time for County Wick­low to get a slice of the de­cen­tral­i­sa­tion cake when the Na­tional Stan­dards Author­ity of Ire­land from the De­part­ment of En­ter­prise, Trade and Em­ploy­ment is moved to the sea­side town.

How­ever, Fine Gael’s Billy Tim­mins de­scrobed the level of de­cen­tral­i­sa­tion for Ark­low as a ‘kick in the teeth’ for the county, con­sid­er­ing that Wex­ford is get­ting 500 and West­meath 445 jobs.

He said that in his Bud­get speech the Fi­nance Min­is­ter said that ap­prox­i­mately 10,000 jobs are be­ing de­cen­tralised but Ark­low is only get­ting a lit­tle over one per cent of them.

He called on Ju­nior Min­is­ter Dick Roche to ex­plain why he has so lit­tle in­flu­ence and what role, if any, he had to play in this.

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