I am a member of the Grangegorman Community Liaison Committee and attended the meeting last week. For those of you who could not make it the main issue discussed was employment opportunities for the local people. The figure has been around 16% with a dip when 2 contractors finished their work. Other contractors coming on stream now so it is expected that the figure will rise.
There is a full time Employment and Training Co ordinator. Employment is through G.D.A. and the Local Employment Service in Manor Street.
The other issue concerns the impact of aspects of the work on local residents, particularly the impact of the location of the Compound.