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LABOUR NEWS DEREK NOLAN TD WORKING TOGETHER FOR A BETTER GALWAY

Galway is making strong progress. Unemployment is falling and caring sector - the effects of Fianna Fail’s destruction of each month, new jobs are being created and confidence is our economy can still be felt. growing. We are on the right track. With growth embedding and resources improving, Labour will While I welcome this improvement, I know that real recovery begin rebuilding these services. But this time it will be done for has yet to be felt in most people’s lives. That is why Labour in the benefit of all, not just the elite few. It is this approach that Galway is working hard to deliver well-paying jobs, free GP care defines Labour. for all and to lessen the burden on hard-pressed families. I am incredibly proud to represent you and your family in Dáil Galway is a great place to live. Thanks to the sterling work of Éireann, and to work with Labour councillors and Labour, including our councillors and representatives, we have representatives from across Galway. As always, if there is ever seen real improvements and investment in transport an issue you would like to raise with me, please do not hesitate infrastructure, school buildings, community facilities, to get in touch. broadband, home insulation and a zealous approach to protecting green spaces. But we all know there are still big challenges. Be it unemployment, health, housing, education, the community

JOBS: DELIVERING ON OUR TOP PRIORITY % RATE OF UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE WEST OF IRELAND 18

NUMBER OF PEOPLE ON LIVE REGISTER IN GALWAY CITY

12000 11500

16

11000

14

10500

12

10000

10

9500

8

9000 2012 Q1

2012 Q4

Derek Nolan TD

2013 Q1

2013 Q4

Dáil Éireann Leinster House, Kildare St, Dublin 2

February 2012

February 2013

Constituency Office Bóthar na Long, New Docks, Galway

February 2014

Phone: 091 561 006 Email: derek.nolan@oir.ie


WORKING TOGETHER TOWARDS A BETTER IRELAND WORKING TOGETHER TOWARDS FULL EMPLOYMENT Our national focus must be on what kind of society we want for ourselves and our children, to give them the best possible start in life. ■ Full employment (4-5% unemployment) is our core economic goal. ■ Create and attract investment in good jobs that can generate a living

income.

WORKING TOGETHER FOR THRESHOLD OF DECENCY ■ Collective bargaining rights

will be enshrined in legislation. ■ A Living Wage – this is the

minimum a worker would need to live with decency. ■ Protection of Core Social

Welfare rates.

LABOUR HAS ALREADY LAID THE FOUNDATIONS FOR A BETTER IRELAND ■ Personal insolvency options ■ Free pre-school year retained ■ Reduced costs of education ■ Free GP Care for 5 year olds and under ■ Area-Based Child-hood Programmes ■ Children’s Rights in the Constitution ■ Youth Employment Guarantee ■ Literacy and Numeracy Strategy ■ Restored the Minimum Wage ■ Reinstated system to protect wages ■ Activation measures to prevent poverty traps ■ Better Energy Area schemes

WORKING TOGETHER TO GIVE WORKING FAMILIES A BREAK ■ Easing the tax burden on

families as soon as the economy starts to improve. ■ Improved and affordable

child-care system, including 2nd pre-school year. ■ Lower costs of education. ■ Universal Health Insurance

system.

WORKING TOGETHER TO REFORM IRELAND ■ Same-Sex Marriage in Ireland by way of referendum. ■ Housing solutions that meet citizens’ needs. ■ Elimination of poverty and homelessness. ■ Constitutional reform as considered by the Constitutional Convention.

Our priorities reflect our values of freedom, social solidarity, justice and equality.

■ On-line Digital Strategy ■ Research and Innovation Centres


20 LABOUR ACHIEVEMENTS IN GALWAY

1

Transport Investments

2

New School Buildings

3

€20m investment package over 5 years for sustainable transport and traffic improvement.

Over €76 million to update schools and replace prefabs in Galway West since 2011.

Jobs Announcements Almost 4,000 jobs were created in Galway by IDA companies. Unemployment figures dropping.

4

Hospital Waiting Times Improved

5

Housing

Galway outpatient & inpatient waiting times and A&E trolley numbers significantly reduced.

Funding for adaptation, insulation and other grants and a return to building social housing.

11

6 7

University Research Funding €88 million in funding for new global research centre in NUI, Galway.

8

Ceannt Station Upgrade

9

Cyberbullying Campaign

10

Over €1million allocated to improve forecourt and waiting facilities for passengers.

Engagement and research with schools across Galway West to tackle this important issue.

Home to New Government Office Galway chosen as one of 3 regional hubs for public service shared payroll programme.

Successfully campaigned for retention of 9% VAT rate to support and grow jobs in tourism sector.

12

Every School Gets Broadband

13

Motorway to Shannon/Limerick

14

Supporting the Arts

All 48 post-primary schools in Galway provided with top class broadband access.

Funding for the N17/N18 Gort to Tuam motorway given the green light.

Labour representatives champion funding for arts, culture and heritage projects at every level.

Working with Communities

15

Protecting Green Spaces Galway representatives have successfully fought for the protection of green spaces across the city.

Championed VAT rate for Hospitality Sector

16 17 18

Labour representative work with local communities including residents groups, trade unions and business to better our city for all.

Home Insulation Warmer Homes Scheme implemented in Galway and an energy efficiency programme targeted at local authority housing.

Extra Funding for School Leavers with Disabilities €7 million secured for school leavers requiring supports when their primary education finishes.

Community Employment Schemes Almost 1500 people supporting 70 CE Schemes in communities across the county. Participant numbers expanded across the sector.

Job Activation Measures

19 20

1666 JobBridge internships facilitated in Galway. Almost 100 jobs already created through the new JobsPlus initiative with more on the way.

Effective Representation – Always Available Your Labour TD, Councillors and representative are always available to assist and advise. Full time constituency office in the city.


POSITIVE SIGNS OF RECOVERY

3.9% €100m 58,000 inCrease domestiC eConomy

reCord €10bn irish food & drinks exports

40%

housing needs

€57m for

Created

Jobs in 2013 ( gnp

on speCifiC

warmer homes

)

7% rise in tourism numbers

6% inCrease in tourist spending

to €3.64bn

€1.4 billion inCrease in revenue

inCrease in inCrease exports to China €134m in Corporation tax 2013

€500m

wealth

taxes

Derek Nolan TD Constituency Office Bóthar na Long, New Docks, Galway Phone: 091 561 006 Email: derek.nolan@oir.ie facebook.com/dereknolan.galway @dereknolanTD

Working with

Cllr Billy Cameron Central Ward 086 1670552 bcameron@eircom.net

Cllr Colette Connolly Central Ward 086 3606405 colconnolly@cllr.galwaycity.ie

John McDonagh Central Ward 087 7456732 johnmcdonagh014@gmail.com

Monica Coughlan East Ward 087 6161002 monicacoughlan1@gmail.com

Cllr Nuala Nolan East Ward 086 4072622 nnolan@cllr.galwaycity.ie

Cllr Níall McNelis West Ward 087 6197300 niallmm1@eircom.net

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