Increased business confidence at the heart of positive Live Register figures  

Martin Doyle, President of Wexford  Chamber said “This morning’s Live Register figures provide further evidence that Ireland is enjoying a period of sustained growth, and that Irish businesses are confident about the future. However, in order for the employment rate to keep rising, we must continue to focus on improving competitiveness and facilitating businesses in creating more jobs as a priority. Premature calls for private sector wage increases or floating the idea of raising the minimum wage will create uncertainty, particularly amongst SMEs, and stifle employment growth in 2015.”