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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

IDA Data

Photo of Michael LowryMichael Lowry (Tipperary North, Independent)
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258. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide a county breakdown of the number of Industrial Development Agency led jobs created in 2014; the amount of IDA jobs delivered in County Tipperary in 2014; if he will provide information on the number of visits of potential investors/IDA to Tipperary in 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1330/15]

Photo of Richard BrutonRichard Bruton (Minister, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation; Dublin North Central, Fine Gael)
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I am informed by IDA Ireland that there were three IDA-sponsored site visits by potential investors to the Co. Tipperary in 2014.

In 2014, there were 11 IDA client companies in County Tipperary employing 3,370. 64 new jobs were created in IDA Ireland client companies during the year. The attached tabular statement sets out on a county by county basis the number of new jobs created in IDA Ireland client companies during 2014.

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is key to Ireland's economic recovery. I am glad to inform the Deputy that IDA Ireland's end of year results show that 2014 was another record year for investment wins and job creation, with over 7,000 net new jobs being created in the Agency’s client companies. Total employment at IDA Ireland client companies now stands at 174,488 people, the highest level in the history of IDA Ireland.

I have been working with my Department on the development on a framework for the formulation of Regional Enterprise Strategies that will enable us to identify the sustainable competitive strengths of each region and to better integrate the efforts of the enterprise development agencies and other regional stakeholders in supporting enterprise growth and jobs in areas of potential. A key element of this process is the Regional Enterprise Forum, which I chaired in Athlone on 19thDecember last. I hope to publish the framework strategy shortly. The Regional strategy will be rolled out firstly in the Midlands before being rolled out in other regions and will include specific actions and targets on the part of my Department, the enterprise development agencies and other public bodies to promote enterprise growth and job creation in the region.

NEW IDA IRELAND-SUPPORTED JOBS CREATED BY COUNTY during 2014

County2014
CarlowNew Jobs Created 44
CavanNew Jobs Created 27
ClareNew Jobs Created 436
CorkNew Jobs Created 2,312
DonegalNew Jobs Created 247
DublinNew Jobs Created 7,149
GalwayNew Jobs Created 1,099
KerryNew Jobs Created 247
KildareNew Jobs Created 637
KilkennyNew Jobs Created 124
LaoisNew Jobs Created 9
LeitrimNew Jobs Created 4
LimerickNew Jobs Created 756
LongfordNew Jobs Created 10
LouthNew Jobs Created 494
MayoNew Jobs Created 294
MeathNew Jobs Created 69
MonaghanNew Jobs Created 13
OffalyNew Jobs Created 44
RoscommonNew Jobs Created 21
SligoNew Jobs Created65
Tipperary N RidingNew Jobs Created 16
Tipperary S RidingNew Jobs Created 48
WaterfordNew Jobs Created 351
WestmeathNew Jobs Created 285
WexfordNew Jobs Created 176
WicklowNew Jobs Created 35
TotalNew Jobs Created 15,012

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