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Additional activation places

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, gave details to Heather Humphreys (FG, Cavan Monaghan) of the allocation of the 10,000 additional activation places announced in the budget (Dail Eireann, Debates, 23rd April 2013, 496-8).  They had been allocated as follows: 2,500 to Community Employment (CE); 2,500 to Tus; 2,500 to JobBridge and 3,000 to the not yet operational new local authority social employment scheme.  She provided a table of the geographic allocation of the new CE places, which would bring the numbers to 25,300 (including supervisors), as well as the criteria used.