Written answers

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Foreign Direct Investment

Photo of Gerald NashGerald Nash (Louth, Labour)
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408. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the most recent foreign direct investment jobs by county for the year ending December 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10496/20]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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The IDA’s performance for 2019 has shown that Ireland continued to perform very strongly in terms of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). By the end of last year, total employment in the Agency's client companies stood at over 245,000. Every region in Ireland has seen FDI-driven employment gains and there are now over 138,000 people employed across 724 firms in IDA client companies located outside of Dublin. 57% of all IDA client-supported jobs, in fact, are now located outside the capital.

The following table outlines the total number of jobs in IDA Ireland client companies by county for 2019.

County 2019
Carlow 1,257
Cavan 1,153
Clare 7,146
Cork 40,671
Donegal 3,776
Dublin 106,466
Galway 21,071
Kerry 2,176
Kildare 8,872
Kilkenny 655
Laois 121
Leitrim 948
Limerick 12,749
Longford 1,210
Louth 4,428
Mayo 4,941
Meath 1,904
Monaghan 318
Offaly 1,192
Roscommon 1,288
Sligo 2,268
Tipperary North Riding 216
Tipperary South Riding 3,624
Waterford 7,138
Westmeath 3,686
Wexford 3,163
Wicklow 2,659
Total Employment 245,096


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