Bruton praises ’patriotism’ of private sector figures
Executives chosen to deliver Government jobs plan
Minister for jobs, enterprise and innoviation Richard Bruton speaking at Government Buildings today. From left, Sean O Driscoll (Glen Dimplex Group), Dave Sannon (AbbVie) Louise Phelan (Paypal), Heather Reynolds (Eishtec ) and Dave Geragty,(representing John Herlihy of Google) Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton has praised the “patriotism” of six leading private sector figures who have been selected to help Government deliver the action plan on jobs.
The action plan for jobs had an “ambitious target” of securing 100,000 jobs by 2016, Mr Bruton said.
The six “industry partners” he appointed yesterday will join the newly-configured National Competitiveness Council and will assist with monitoring of the seven so-called “disruptive reforms” the Government believes will boost the economy.
“To be honest there’s nothing in it for them other than contributing to the ambition of the country to reposition ourselves, to successfully make a transition from an economy which took a wrong turning,” he said.
“They are committed to do this from a sense of patriotism.”
The six are: Google Ireland’s head John Herlihy; Paypal ’s European vice president Louise Phelan; Glen Dimplex chief executive Sean O’Driscoll; PCH International founder Liam Casey; Eishtec director Heather Reynolds and AbbVie executive Dave Shanahan.