Limerick TD Tom Neville gets position on Oireachtas Joint Committee 

Norma Prendiville

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Norma Prendiville

Tom Neville has been elected as vice-chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Business and Enterprise.

Tom Neville has been elected as vice-chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Business and Enterprise.

FINE Gael TD for Limerick Tom Neville has been elected as vice-chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Business and Enterprise.

And he hopes to use his new position to advocate for businesses across the mid-west and to keep their needs on the agenda.

“Limerick has benefited greatly from our resurgent economy; I am committed to ensuring this continues,” he said.

Speaking after his election this week, Deputy Neville said that the number on the Live Register in Limerick  was now 1,768 fewer than this time last year, a fall of 16%.

“Since the Action Plan for Jobs was launched in February 2012, the number signing on has decreased locally by 56% or 11,371 people,” he added.

But the fall in unemployment could not be taken for granted, he warned.

“This has taken immense work and effort by all across the country,” he said.

“Statistics can seem meaningless but this has a real impact on communities all around the country. Only a strong economy supporting people at work can provide the services needed to improve people’s lives.”

Every job created has a positive knock on effect for local businesses and services, the Fine Gael TD continued.

“It is imperative that we continue on this path to help our communities and families and ensure a prosperous future.”