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Thursday, 24 October 2019

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

IDA Ireland Portfolio

Photo of Brendan  RyanBrendan Ryan (Dublin Fingal, Labour)
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150. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Question No. 229 of 10 July 2019, if there has been success in marketing the site by the IDA; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43894/19]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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As I have indicated previously, the IDA met with the new owners of the Liffey Business Campus last December. The Agency has been provided with marketing information for the site and it continues to actively market the campus to potential investors looking to locate or expand in County Kildare.

More broadly, the Agency's efforts to attract more investment to Kildare will be assisted by the County's already strong profile as a home to overseas firms in the Technology, Financial Services and Pharmaceuticals sectors. IDA client companies such as Intel, Pfizer, and International Fund Services are all located there and continue to perform well.  There are now almost 8,900 people employed across 29 IDA client companies in Kildare with 386 net new foreign direct investment (FDI) jobs added in 2018. I am hopeful that this positive trend will continue as the IDA continues to engage with their clients to create new jobs and source new investment for County Kildare.


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