first_imgBusinessNewsLocal NewsPoliticsWillie O’Dea welcomes end of Job Bridge schemeBy Staff Reporter – October 28, 2016 1205 Print WhatsApp Email Facebook Previous articleFormer Munster rugby star avoids jail term over assaultNext articleLast minute talks with WRC to avert policing crisis Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.iecenter_img Linkedin Willie O’Dea TDFIANNA FAIL’S Social Protection Spokesperson, Willie O’Dea TD has welcomed the announcement by Minister Leo Varadkar that no new applications will be accepted onto the Government’s Job Bridge scheme from today, Friday October 28.“This is a welcome decision by the Minister. It has been clear for some time that the scheme wasn’t working the way it was intended to, and that some unforeseen, negative consequences happened.” O’Dea added.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “What must happen now is that the Minister in framing a new internship scheme ensures that the mistakes of Job Bridge are not replicated, and that any learnings gained over the past five years are used in the development of a new scheme. While I welcome the announcement today by Minister Varadkar, I am very disappointed that he announced this decision at a public event rather than in Dáil Éireann. The National Parliament should not play second fiddle to Minister Varadkar’s leadership ambitions,” concluded O’Dea. Twitter Advertisementlast_img

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