21 Dec
2019

Revealed: Donegal people earn lowest incomes in Ireland

first_imgDonegal people have the lowest incomes in the country, new CSO figures reveal.The average household in Donegal takes in €32,259, which is €12,000 below the national average.Households in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown had the highest median gross income at €66,203 in 2016, when the study was taken. Donegal also has the lowest income per person among the working population, where the average pay is €24,626 a year.In contrast, one in five households in Donegal received the majority of their income from working age social welfare payments.The geographical study looked health, wealth and education, finding that Donegal had the highest proportion of medical card holders in Ireland. Nearly half (48.4%) of people in Donegal had a medical card in 2016.Looking at the impact of education on income, the study found that people with an honours degree education in Donegal also earned some of the lowest wages in the country. Donegal people with an honours degree qualification as their highest level of education had the second lowest earnings at €34,537 per year. Carlow was the lowest at €34,326.Infographic by CSO   Revealed: Donegal people earn lowest incomes in Ireland was last modified: June 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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18 Dec
2019

Zuma puts NDP, economic transformation centre-stage

first_img24 May 2014Economic transformation, guided by the National Development Plan, will take centre stage as South Africa enters “the second phase of our transition from apartheid to a national democratic society”, President Jacob Zuma announced on Saturday.Delivering his first address to the nation after being sworn in as President at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, Zuma said his second term in office would be marked by radical socio-economic transformation policies and programmes aimed at putting the economy on an inclusive growth path.“Today marks the beginning of the second phase of our transition from apartheid to a national democratic society,” Zuma told over 4 000 guests gathered in the Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre and more than 20 000 people gathered below on the Southern Lawns of the Union Buildings.“This second phase will involve the implementation of radical socio-economic transformation policies and programmes over the next five years,” Zuma said after taking the oath of office and receiving the National Salute, which included a mass flypast of South African Air Force aircraft.“We have already placed before the nation the National Development Plan (NDP), our roadmap which outlines the type of society we envisage by the year 2030. Through this programme, we will move South Africa forward to prosperity and success,” Zuma said.“At a social level, as outlined in the NDP, our vision is to develop communities where households will have access to housing, water, electricity, sanitation, safe and reliable public transport, health, education, security, recreational facilities, a clean environment and adequate nutrition.“As the National Development Plan outlines, the structure of the economy will be transformed through industrialisation, broad-based black economic empowerment and through strengthening and expanding the role of the state in the economy.”The President also reaffirmed government’s commitment to promoting local companies, entrepreneurs and cooperatives through local procurement by the state and its agencies.At the same time, the NDP prioritised the national infrastructure development programme. “We will continue to build schools, railways, ports, universities, clinics, colleges, power stations, broadband, roads and more infrastructures around the country. This programme will continue to be the flagship of government.”The end result of these programmes, Zuma said, would be a growing, inclusive economy which created jobs and provided opportunities for all, especially the youth.But for this vision to succeed, the state will need to improve. Key targets in this regard, Zuma said, would be to eradicate corruption and inefficiency in the public service.“We will promote productivity within the public service and ensure much tighter accountability, with firm consequences where there is a failure to deliver services to our people.“The road ahead is long and demanding,” the President said. “The challenges ahead may seem insurmountable, but we are determined to succeed, as we have always succeeded in our efforts to overcome challenges.”Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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1 Dec
2019

JJP expels six members

first_imgThe Jannayak Janta Party on Saturday expelled six of its members, including three who contested the recently held Haryana Assembly poll, for allegedly indulging in anti-party activities and indiscipline. Shashi Bala, Suresh Verma, Badruddin, Baldev, Tuhi Ram Bhardwaj and Gurpal Majra have been expelled, according to a release issued by the JJP. They have also been suspended from the party’s primary membership for six years, it said. JJP State president Nishan Singh said they had worked against the interest of the party.last_img

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