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
9000 2012 Q1
Derek Nolan TD
Dáil Éireann Leinster House, Kildare St, Dublin 2
Constituency Office Bóthar na Long, New Docks, Galway
Phone: 091 561 006 Email: email@example.com
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
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
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
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
New School Buildings
€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.
Hospital Waiting Times Improved
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.
University Research Funding €88 million in funding for new global research centre in NUI, Galway.
Ceannt Station Upgrade
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.
Every School Gets Broadband
Motorway to Shannon/Limerick
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
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
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
Jobs in 2013 ( gnp
7% rise in tourism numbers
6% inCrease in tourist spending
€1.4 billion inCrease in revenue
inCrease in inCrease exports to China €134m in Corporation tax 2013
Derek Nolan TD Constituency Office Bóthar na Long, New Docks, Galway Phone: 091 561 006 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org facebook.com/dereknolan.galway @dereknolanTD
Cllr Billy Cameron Central Ward 086 1670552 email@example.com
Cllr Colette Connolly Central Ward 086 3606405 firstname.lastname@example.org
John McDonagh Central Ward 087 7456732 email@example.com
Monica Coughlan East Ward 087 6161002 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Nuala Nolan East Ward 086 4072622 email@example.com
Cllr Níall McNelis West Ward 087 6197300 firstname.lastname@example.org