Thursday, 12 July 2012

Questions (30)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

28 Deputy Jonathan O’Brien asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the cost of each of the international offices of the Enterprise Ireland; and the value of trade and investment generated by each. [33875/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation)

Enterprise Ireland (EI) operates a wide geographical network of offices across the globe (currently 29) which are central to serving Irish indigenous industry and delivering on an export led recovery for Ireland. EI's overseas staff are fully integrated into a coherent global view of client companies' business strategy and are part of integrated global sector teams working with clients, including technologists, business advisers, and other EI specialists as required. Staff are deployed within the network on the basis of identified EI client company needs.

EI's overseas network and international team are critical resources which EI is seeking to maintain at its current complement to support Irish companies increase sales from Ireland and to sustain and grow jobs in Ireland. The tabular statement below sets out the regional location of these offices, together with the EI client export sales, the percentage export growth rate in 2011 and the costs associated with each region.

Enterprise Ireland Overseas Offices

Overseas Office Network Region

EI Client Export sales by Network Region 2011

2011 EI Export growth rate

Costs 2011

Individual Office Locations

UK and Northern Europe

€7,692m

+22%

€4.974m

London

Glasgow

Amsterdam

Brussels

Paris

Stockholm

Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa

€1,706m

+8%

€2.357m

Madrid

Milan

Dubai

Riyadh

Johannesburg

Germany, Central and Eastern Europe

€1,599m

+28%

€3.144m

Prague

Moscow

Budapest

Warsaw

Dusseldorf

AsiaPacific

€978m

+17%

€4.492m

Shanghai

Beijing

Hong Kong

Singapore

Tokyo

Sydney

Seoul

New Delhi

Americas

€1,823m

+77%

€4.076m

New York

Boston

Mountain View, CA

Toronto

Sao Paulo

Rest of World

€736m

+22%

Total

€15.2bn

€19.043m

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