Minister claims unemployment in Longford down more than 40pc since recession

Business, Enterprise and Innovation Minister Heather Humphreys says Longford has had a decrease  in unemployment of over 40% since the height of the recession.

She was speaking yesterday on a visit to the county where she visited the planned Digital and Enterprise Hub in the middle of Longford town, and officially launched the Longford Women’s Link strategic plan for the next four years.

Minister Humphreys says she is fully aware of the need for industry support in rural counties like Longford, and especially in the indigenous industry areas.

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She told Shannonside FM she believes that indigenous and smaller companies are the way forward for the region.