SF publishes employment strategy, saying 156 jobs can be created

Sinn Fein says the Government's ambitions for the country are limited to Troika-led retrenchment.

The party has launched its jobs plan - which claims that 156 thousand jobs can be created through a 13 billion euro investment.

It says the plan is fully costed - and can be funded through the National Pension Reserve Fund, the European Investment Bank and investment from the private pension sector.

The plan incluides significant investment in schools, water and broadband.

Finance Spokesperson and Donegal TD Pearse Doherty says the plan was informed and influenced by discussions he had with various community groups and other bodies around the country........