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Mullingar unemployment levels exceed national average as IDA Park sees no investment – Troy

Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has called on the Minister for Jobs to secure investment in Marlinstown IDA Park as figures show that unemployment figures for the region continue to exceed the national average. In a reply to a Parliamentary Question tabled by Deputy Troy the Minister confirmed that unemployment figures for quarter 1 of 2017 stood at 7.8% compared to the national average of 6.7%. While the figures show a reduction in the live register figures within the region Deputy Troy believes that not enough action is being taken to encourage investment...
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Insurance stats contradict industry claims about motor premium hikes – Troy

- Average cost to insurance industry per motor policy has been falling since 2008 - Figures released by the Central Bank this morning contradict assertions by the Insurance industry that spiralling motor insurance premiums in recent years can be put down to the increasing cost and frequency of claims. Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Troy was commenting on the publication this morning by the Central Bank of the Private Motor Insurance Statistics for 2015. Deputy Troy commented, “The report published by the Central Bank today is based on data submitted by Insurance...
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