Shannon Dev best for cost of new jobs

first_imgAdvertisement NewsLocal NewsShannon Dev best for cost of new jobsBy admin – September 22, 2011 515 THE cost to the taxpayer of each job created by Shannon Development is almost half that of each job created by the IDA or Enterprise Ireland.New figures show that for every job which Shannon Development creates, the exchequer hands over €7,552. That’s in comparison with a cost of €14,287 for each job created by IDA Ireland and €12,254 for any job created by Enterprise Ireland.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The official figures were supplied to the Dáil Committee on Jobs, Social Protection and Education on foot of a request by Deputy Willie O’Dea, who is a member of the committee.Concerned that a section in the current Programme for Government states its intention to examine whether there is a role for the development body in the future, Mr O’Dea said:“This just goes to prove that Shannon Development is a very efficient body.“It would be foolish in the extreme to consider abolishing a job creation agency which is getting people into employment at such a low cost – the figures speak for themselves.“You can’t argue with the facts. It’s creating jobs at half the cost to the taxpayer when compared with the bigger agencies. It would be ludicrous to abolish this small agency which does a fantastic job.”The cost per job is a figure calculated by Forfás and is arrived at after taking into account the job-creating agency’s spend. The figure is calculated over a seven year period.Responding to the deputy’s comments, Enterprise Ireland said that while that figure is correct for the period 2004 – 20010, their cost per job for the seven years to 2008 was “€7,794, which is comparable to other agencies during that period.” Factors affecting the rise in cost were the extra supports provided by Enterprise Ireland to help companies withstand the worst recession in decades and the fact that Enterprise Ireland administers schemes such as dairy beef and sheep funds for third parties.The lower number of jobs sustained in that period by the agency was also due to the recession and particularly affected by the fact that Enterprise Ireland works with one of the worst hit industries, construction.There was no comment available from IDA Ireland at time of going to press. Linkedin Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Email Print Twitter Previous articleGilmore criticised for ‘U turn’ on Shannon investigationsNext articleNurses warn of further action adminlast_img read more

Athletics: Two National Records set at the Indoor Championships

first_imgOn the athletic championship, which was held last weekend in Zenica and Sarajevo, two state records were achieved.On the first day in the Olympic Hall “Zetra” competitions in disciplines of 60 meters and 60 meters obstacles were held.There were 114 competitors from 16 clubs. Given the difficult conditions and extremely low temperature in the hall, good results have been achieved. Among all, we should emphasize the results of Svetlana Graorac, a member of AK Banja Luka. She ran 60 meters for 7.87 seconds and equaled her own national record in the 60 meters for seniors.The most successful was the host club AK Sarajevo, with six first places, followed by AK Borac from Banja Luka whose athletes won four first places.The second part of the championship in disciplines the long jump and triple jump was held in Zenica. Due to severe weather conditions, a number of clubs canceled participation, and was attended by only 69 competitors from seven clubs.Two national records were set: Milica Pelemiš, a member of AK Zvornik, jumped 4.68 meters in the long jump. This is a new national record in the competition of the pioneers. State record in the same discipline in the competition for girls has set by Josipa Dragicevic, a member of AK Brotnjo, with a score of 5.30 meters.The second day, the most successful representatives were the ones from AK Sarajevo, who have won six first places. Members from AK Brotnjo from Čitluk won five places, AK Zvornik three, and AK Zenica and SAK Rogatica with one won first place.(Source: Klix)last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, June 2, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, June 2, 2015•5:35 a.m. Brady M. Pudden, 41, Arkansas City was arrested, charged and bonded with Driving While License is Revoked.•8:40 a.m. James R. Kessinger Jr, 22, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 50 mph in a 30 mph zone.•9:10 a.m. Leonard O McMinn, 47, Mayfield, was issued a notice to appear and charged with failure to signal.•10:30 a.m. Christine M. Bacon, 30, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 30 mph in a 20 mph zone.•11:15 a.m. Officers took a report of recovered stolen property, Wellington.•12:47 p.m. Officers investigated harassment by telecom device by known suspect in the 200 block S. Patterson, Wellington.•1:35 p.m. Officers took a report of a mental subject in the 200 block W. Botkin, Wellington.•3:52 p.m. Officer took a report of domestic battery to have occurred in the 1400 block Michigan, Wellington.•9:08 p.m. David Haynes, 51, Wellington was arrested, confined and bonded charged with improper right turn , driving while suspended, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.•9:40 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery at 507 Lake View Road, Wellington.•10 a.m. Officers investigated a domestic disturbance in the the 500 block of N. Plum.•11:04 p.m. Officers investigated possession of illegal weapon and possession of tobacco by a minor in the 1300 block of N. Michigan.last_img read more