Deputy Doherty says Gateway scheme being used to massage job figures

pearse DohertyA Donegal South-West Deputy has slammed the government’s plan to introduce the Gateway scheme.

The scheme will pay long-term unemployed people €20 extra a week in benefits for working for their local authority.

In all, 3,000 long-term unemployed people will be selected to work for councils around the country for two years. 80 people will be taken on in Donegal.

Deputy Pearse Doherty says schemes such as this and jobbridge are being used to make us believe that employment is being created: