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Taskforce established to tackle unemployment in North Kilkenny

A new taskforce, set up in Castlecomer to address the low levels of employment in the area faces a race against time now to convince the government to give them money.

Concerns over the lack of economic development in North-East Kilkenny has resulted in a special committee being established.

They are currently in the process of getting an action plan together with a view to getting funding for their proposals.

Chairman of the taskforce and local Councillor John Brennan says time is now of the essence.