Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Questions (146)

Micheál Martin


146. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if she will report on the launch of Future Jobs Ireland on 11 November 2019. [46656/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

Some two hundred attendees from enterprises, representative bodies, academia, public sector and civil society attended the national Future Jobs Ireland Summit on 7th November in Tangent, TCD’s Ideas Workspace.

The Taoiseach addressed the Summit which also featured a key note address by Ms Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director of the Centre for the New Economy and Society of the World Economic Forum. Ms Zahidi spoke on the topic of the future of work and skills: Global megatrends and implications for Ireland followed by Q&A session with attendees.

The purpose of the Summit was for attendees to exchange ideas and provide input to the development of Future Jobs Ireland 2020. The Summit offered stakeholders the opportunity to engage with each other and directly with Ministers in Breakout Sessions and the subsequent Panel Discussion. This year the Breakout Sessions focused on three themes namely Transitioning, Clustering and New Modes of Working which were chaired by Minister Humphreys, Minister Creed, Minister Ring, Minister Doherty, Minister McHugh, Minister Mitchell O’Connor, and Minister Breen.

The Summit was live streamed for transparency and to encourage wider engagement. Summit briefings along with videos of the presentations and panel discussions will be made available on my Department’s website:

My Department and the Department of the Taoiseach are currently working with the other Government Departments and other stakeholders to develop new commitments for inclusion in Future Jobs Ireland 2020 which is expected to launch in early 2020.