Dáil Éireann - Volume 674 - 10 February, 2009
Written Answers. - Job Creation.
Deputy Áine Brady Deputy Áine Brady
Deputy Áine Brady asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if she will support the establishment of a FÁS office in Celbridge, Maynooth, Naas or Leixlip to serve the needs of County Kildare in view of the increase in both population and unemployment in these areas; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4843/09]
Deputy Mary Coughlan Deputy Mary Coughlan
Deputy Mary Coughlan: FÁS through its Employment Services Offices in Newbridge and Maynooth, and its satellite Employment Services clinic in Athy, provides a comprehensive range of labour market services and information for all jobseekers and employers within Kildare.
The Kildare Local Employment Services Network (LESN) supports FÁS in the delivery of its services in Co. Kildare through its five regional public offices in Leixlip, Naas, Kildare, Newbridge and Athy. This is a service fully funded by FÁS, which provides a local gateway, or access point, to the full range of services and facilities to help those who have become distanced from the labour market to enter or return to employment.
 In addition, FÁS, in conjunction with local communities, provide additional access points to FÁS Services through the FÁS-funded centres for unemployed persons in Leixlip and Newbridge as well as the FÁS Jobs Club centres in Kildare Town and Athy.
Dáil Éireann 674 Written Answers. Job Creation.