Labour Councillor John Lyons On Unemployment In 2013 & Unpopular Public Opinions


JOHN LYONS, Labour Councillor speaks to John Healy about a recent survey for unemployment in Dublin North West reaching 23%.

John talks about the amount of jobs lost between 2008 and 2010 in the area, how people under 25 are particularly vulnerable in dealing with unemployment, the hopes of jobs being created in the milk production industry, the industries that have suffered the most job losses and the improvements made in the social welfare system to help people improve their skillsets to apply for jobs where they are required.

He also talks about the popularity of the Labour party going into the election and how unpopular decisions can shift public opinion.

Duration: 23'08" DATE: May 22, 2013
Interviewer:John Healy
Producer:John Healy
Interviewee:John Lyons
Themes:Irish Life & Culture, Local Current Affairs
Keywords:unemployment, job creation, social welfare system, Labour party
LocationDublin North West Time Period:2013
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
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