Speaking today (Thursday 10th September), ahead of the annual Fine Gael Parliamentary Party meeting, which is taking place in his own constituency of Limerick, Fine Gael Party Chairman Dan Neville, said the theme of this year’s meeting is ‘Securing the Recovery’.
“As Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, I am pleased to welcome my Fine Gael colleagues, TDs, Senators, Members of the European Parliament. I am also pleased to welcome our support staff and our friends in the media to the Annual Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Meeting.
“The theme of the meeting in Adare is ‘Securing the Recovery’ and we will discuss our policy priorities for continued sustainable jobs growth, as well as ensuring work is rewarded and incentivised and that better services are delivered. Over 125,000 jobs have been added to the economy since the launch of the Action Plan for Jobs in 2012. Our aim is to replace every job lost under Fianna Fáil by 2018. Unemployment is the main source of inequality and unfairness in our society today. More jobs means less tax for working people and more revenue to provide better services.
“The meeting will also identify challenges facing the country with a view to helping ensure that everyone feels the benefit of the recovery.
“The meeting will discuss the Budget. Given the need for prudent economic management, we cannot afford to disrupt the competent and prudent management of the economy. Economic stability is in everyone’s interest and that is what the people want.
“As set out in the Spring Economic Statement, €1.2 to €1.5 billion will be divided equally in the forthcoming Budget between reducing the tax burden to reward work and encouraging job creation and investing in public services.
“I am pleased to welcome the Parliamentary Party to Adare and to County Limerick and to remind my colleagues of the tourist facilities and the many attractions in our village and in the county.”