Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (441)

Thomas P. Broughan


441. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding a request by a community organisation (details supplied) regarding a proposed project requiring 15 additional community employment places. [22910/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Moatview Fairfield Development Association recently submitted an application for additional places on their Community Employment project. The application indicates that the additional Community Employment participants would be employed managing Darndale Park.

The main objective of Community Employment is to enable long-term unemployed people to re-enter the labour market through the provision of training and work experience on a fixed-term basis.

The application from Moatview Fairfield Development Association details the benefits for the local community but gives no information in relation to training and development of participants or how it will improve their prospects of gaining employment.

On this basis, it is not proposed to sanction the additional CE numbers requested by Moatview Fairfield Development Association and officials from the Department have advised the Association accordingly.