Thursday, 28 November 2019
Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Foreign Direct Investment
133. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the rate of foreign direct investment in percentage terms in each of the years 2008, 2017 and 2018; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49512/19]
Ireland continues to perform strongly in terms of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). There are now over 229,000 people employed in IDA Ireland client companies. Last year alone IDA Ireland won 265 projects, compared with 237 in 2017. Within this figure, a record number of 134 were from new companies investing in Ireland for the first time, which represented an increase of 20% over 2017. In 2008, IDA won 130 new projects, up 14% on the 2007 figure.