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  • Creating well educated graduates with proper problem solving capabilities – Clune

    20 October, 2014

    Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has called for immediate action on the skills shortage that is leading to a scenario where up to 4,500 jobs remain vacant in ICT related companies

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  • Deirdre Clune writes exclusively for the Evening Echo

    16 October, 2014

    Deirdre Clune on why cork airport is vital for the region's future and how we all need to work together to drive tourism, business traffic and passenger numbers.

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  • SIPTUs position is irresponsible and will cost us jobs in the tourist sector – Clune

    09 October, 2014

    The 9% tourism VAT rate is one of the most successful job creation initiatives in modern times, helping to create more than 30,000 new jobs.

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  • Cork is fast becoming a hub for dynamic and cutting edge technology – Clune

    06 October, 2014

    Richard Bruton will visit Cork today, Monday October 6th, for the announcement of 100 IT jobs as SolarWinds expands its European operations in the city.

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  • Clune calls on the new commissioner to relax state aid rules for regional airports

    30 September, 2014

    Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has called on the new European Transport Commissioner to relax state aid rules for Irish and European airports.

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  • Making Ireland a hub for adventure tourism - Clune

    22 September, 2014

    Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune, a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Tourism, has called for greater co-ordination of the adventure tourism industry on the Irish Coastline,

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  • Clune vows to fight red tape for SMEs at European level

    16 September, 2014

    Deirdre Clune MEP, a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Small and Medium Enterprises, has called on the European Commission to honour its promise to be "big on the big things but little on the little things".

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  • Deirdre Clune writes exclusively for the Evening Echo

    04 September, 2014

    ´Cork Airport can act as an engine for growth´ Having an airport minutes from the city centre is a resource that many European cities would be envious of. In Cork airport, we have an enormous resource that, if maximised, can be used to drive investment

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  • We need a new focus on Cork airport - Clune

    01 September, 2014

    Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has called for a renewed focus on Cork airport. An expanding airport in Cork with links to important cities such as Brussels is critical for the future.

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  • Getting our young people back to work has to be our priority - Clune

    15 July, 2014

    Deirdre Clune MEP has called on the European Commission to prioritise the issue of Youth Unemployment which stands at 22.5% on average across Europe and up to 50% in some EU countries.

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