Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (377)

Finian McGrath

Question:

377. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of jobs created and losses on the northside of Dublin in 2012-2013 and if there are any major job creation projects for the northside in 2013. [8268/13]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

Employment creation is a priority for Government. All job creation initiatives are set out in the Action Plan for Jobs 2012. This is a multi-annual process which has the objective of supporting the creation of 100,000 new jobs in the economy by 2016 and making Ireland the best small country in which to do business. The Action Plan is a whole of Government approach with a national focus across all regions and contains a comprehensive range of job creation initiatives.

The Table shows the number of full time jobs gained and lost in IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland on a county basis in 2012. IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland are not able to provide a figure on a northside of Dublin basis. In respect of the County and City Enterprise Boards (CEBs), the Table also shows the number of full time jobs gained and lost in CEB supported companies on the northside of Dublin, in 2012 (i.e. Dublin City and Fingal CEBs).

The Action Plan for Jobs 2013 is currently being finalised by my Department and will be published in the coming days. The various initiatives contained in the Plan will build on the Action Plan for Jobs 2012 and will be available, as appropriate, to businesses from the Northside of Dublin.

Table showing the number of full time jobs gained and lost in IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland (EI) and CEB supported companies in Dublin, in 2012

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IDA

EI

CEBs (Dublin City and Fingal)

Data

2012

2012

2012

Dublin Full Time Jobs Created

6,389

4,097

391

Dublin Full Time Jobs Lost

3,059

3,415

270