Written Answers. - Job Creation.

Michael Ring

Question:

847 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage Gaeltacht and the Islands the number of jobs Údarás na Gaeltachta provided in Gaeltacht areas in Counties Mayo, Galway, Donegal, Meath, Waterford, Kerry and Cork in each of the years 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and to date in 2000, giving details on a county to county basis; and the number of jobs lost in the same period. [20377/00]

The information requested is in tabular form and will be included in the official report.

County

1996No. of jobs created

1996No. of jobs lost

1997No. of jobs created

1997No. of jobs lost

1998No. of jobs created

1998No. of jobs lost

1999No. of jobs created

1999No. of jobs lost

Donegal

304

226

294

186

486

413

296

348

Mayo

140

91

81

55

114

117

104

148

Galway

624

241

505

224

457

270

370

403

Meath

20

13

22

26

2

41

19

8

Kerry

110

71

93

102

128

83

115

87

Cork

65

18

67

36

84

43

116

28

Waterford

22

21

11

29

25

7

22

11

Total

1,285

681

1,073

658

1,296

976

1,042

1,033

Note:Figures for 2000 not available. The jobs survey for 2000 which has not been undertaken yet will provide the figures for that year.