Public Transport Provision

Questions (183)

Pádraig MacLochlainn

Question:

183. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide an update on the progress made to date with the Luas cross line project; the stage the project is at; the amount that has been spent to date on same; and the current estimated date of completion. [8582/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport.  Following the establishment of the National Transport Authority (NTA) in December 2009, the implementation and development of infrastructure projects in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA), such as Luas Cross City, comes under the remit of the NTA. 

The estimated cost of the project is €368 million which includes €16m spent to date. Funding has been included in my Department's capital allocation to 2016 to cover the cost of commencing the main construction works in 2015 and for pre-construction enabling works in 2013 and 2014.  Construction is expected to take 4 years and the project is scheduled for completion in late 2017.

I understand from the NTA that the procurement process for the initial Heritage Works, Cellar Investigation and Utility Diversions contracts is now underway.  It is likely that the first contract (initial Heritage Works) will be awarded in March, while enabling works are expected to commence in May 2013.

National Car Test

Questions (184)

Anthony Lawlor

Question:

184. Deputy Anthony Lawlor asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will conduct a review of mileage data recorded in the national car test process to assess whether there is a widespread issue of mileage data being changed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8499/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Under the Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (Conferral of Functions) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 477 of 2006) the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has responsibility for the delivery of the National Car Test. As the subject matter of this Question is the responsibility of the RSA I have referred it to them for direct reply. I would ask the Deputy to contact my Office if a reply has not been received within ten days.

EU Transport Network

Questions (185)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

185. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will report on the recent cutting of the EU transport networks budget; if he will outline the impact on transport projects here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8392/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The European Council agreed an allocation of €29.3bn for the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), of which €23bn is ear-marked for transport including a sum of €10bn for transport investment in Cohesion Member States. Ireland will be eligible to apply for funding under the CEF once the Regulation, which covers the period 2014-2020, has been agreed. While the Commission had originally proposed a larger budget for the CEF, the €13bn for non-Cohesion transport investment still represents a substantial increase on the €8bn available under the equivalent TEN-T programme in the current Financial Perspectives. In that context, I am hopeful that transport projects that are deemed eligible to apply for funding will benefit from this new funding instrument in due course.

Driver Licence Applications

Questions (186)

Alan Farrell

Question:

186. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will outline in tabular form the cost for a person to apply for a plastic card driving licence here compared with other jurisdictions in the EU that have introduced this scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8325/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

It is not possible to provide direct comparison between licence fees in the various EU Member States. 

The pricing regimes for driver licences in each Member State are set by the Member States themselves, and the criteria according to which charges apply vary between Member States.  For example, in the UK there are three different costs for a licence after a period of disqualification or revocation, depending on the basis of the disqualification.  It would not, therefore, be possible to tabulate corresponding licence fees between jurisdictions.

Public Transport Provision

Question No. 188 answered with Question No. 121.

Questions (187)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

187. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will be placing sustainable public transport at the centrepiece of any national plan which will be the successor to the National Spatial Strategy; his views on whether spending on public transport, in particular rail, should take precedence over continued expansion of the road network over the next decade; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8531/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Work on developing a successor to the National Spatial Strategy will, for the main part, be the responsibility of my colleagues Ministers Hogan and O’Sullivan at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government. I understand that proposals are being progressed to begin the extensive process involved in developing such a comprehensive planning and policy framework.  I and my Department will engage thoroughly with that process, as my Department engaged with the work to establish a National Spatial Strategy, recognising the key interrelationship between spatial planning and travel demand.

The current capital programme is determined by the Infrastructure & Capital Investment 2012-2016: Medium term Exchequer Framework, published in November 2011 under which investment in capital infrastructure is being scaled back significantly. The revised transport investment plan which replaced Transport 21 and the National Development Plan includes proposals to link the two Luas lines, invest in new buses, ensure the maintenance, in so far as possible, of the road network and the deferral of projects such as Metro North, DART Underground and the M20 motorway for the time being.

Ireland is not in a position to invest in transport at the same levels as before and consequently we need to be shrewd  about how and where we invest. The policy is to prioritise maintenance first, make better use of what we have and then support a very limited number of very good new projects which offer the best prospects for job creation and economic growth.

Work has also commenced within my Department to develop a strategic framework for investment in land transport that is expected, in the short to medium term, to underpin the Government’s consideration of the land transport element of the Government’s Capital Programme 2017 – 2021, and which over the longer term will provide the framework for decision-making on the appropriate levels and priorities for public expenditure on land transport.

Question No. 188 answered with Question No. 121.

Employment Data

Questions (189)

Peadar Tóibín

Question:

189. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Taoiseach if he will detail the levels of employment for each year from 2007 to 2012 in respect of each of the following sectors: agrifoods, digital gaming, ICT, medical devices, financial services, manufacturing, tourism and industry. [7742/13]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The exact information requested by the deputy is not available. The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is the official source of estimates of employment in the State. In line with EU requirements the QNHS collects sector of employment according to the standard EU classification (NACE). The table below shows the number of persons employed in quarter 2 of each year from 2007 to 2012 classified by each detailed NACE sector as published by the CSO.

Those sectors requested by the deputy which can be directly identified within the NACE classification are included in the table. Others, such as tourism and agrifoods, are spread across different sectors within the classification and therefore no direct estimates can be provided.

Persons aged 15 years and over in employment (ILO) classified by NACE Rev. 2 Economic Sector,

Quarter 2 2007 - Quarter 2 2012.

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 '000

Economic sector

Apr-

Apr-

Apr-

Apr-

Apr-

Apr-

All persons

(NACE Rev. 2)

Jun07

Jun08

Jun09

Jun10

Jun11

Jun12

A

Agriculture, forestry and fishing

108.7

116.0

97.5

85.1

85.7

87.1

B-E

Industry

301.7

291.4

263.1

244.7

239.5

231.7

                 of which: Manufacturing

264.6

255.9

231.5

213.5

212.2

205.8

F

Construction

273.9

246.1

158.2

126.5

106.4

99.6

G

Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

301.8

314.8

285.9

278.4

274.5

268.2

H

Transportation and storage 

94.2

94.0

96.0

90.8

95.7

90.9

I

Accommodation and food service activities

133.1

128.7

127.0

127.2

114.4

120.0

J

Information and communication

71.2

72.3

74.5

76.6

77.9

81.2

K-L

Financial, insurance and real estate activities

102.1

107.1

109.8

104.2

105.1

99.3

                of which: Financial services

62.7

63.9

69.4

63.8

63.1

63.2

M

Professional, scientific and technical activities

110.9

118.3

103.6

101.9

103.8

102.6

N

Administrative and support service activities

79.2

77.8

68.2

63.8

69.3

63.0

O

Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

102.7

103.5

107.5

106.7

99.1

99.6

P

Education

142.1

147.4

151.0

149.4

146.1

146.3

Q

Human health and social work activities

211.7

222.8

230.5

237.1

243.3

244.4

R-U

Other NACE activities

98.2

99.6

95.2

92.4

96.3

100.6

Not stated

4.5

7.4

6.0

8.6

4.0

..

Total persons

2,136.1

2,147.3

1,974.0

1,893.6

1,861.3

1,836.2

Data may be subject to future revision.

Data may be subject to sampling or other survey errors, which are greater in respect of smaller values or estimates of change.

Reference period: q1=Jan-Mar, q2=Apr-Jun, q3=Jul-Sep, q4=Oct-Dec.

Source: Quarterly National Household Survey, Central Statistics Office.

Ministerial Appointments

Questions (190, 191, 192)

Shane Ross

Question:

190. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Taoiseach the details of all appointments made by him to all State agencies, commercial bodies and all other appointments made by him since taking office, including the State owned banks and the Judiciary. [8126/13]

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Shane Ross

Question:

191. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Taoiseach the details of the qualifications of all the appointees made by him to all State agencies, commercial bodies and all other appointments made by him since taking office including the State owned banks and judiciary for the appointments they have accepted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8144/13]

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Shane Ross

Question:

192. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Taoiseach the number of appointees and the percentage of appointments made by him to all State agencies, commercial bodies and all other appointments made by him since taking office including the State owned banks and the Judiciary that were subject to a public applications process. [8162/13]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 190 to 192, inclusive, together.

The National Economic and Social Council (NESC) is the only State agency under the aegis of my Department. The NESC provides guidance to Government on strategic issues for Ireland’s economic and social development. Since coming into office on 9 March 2011, I have made appointments to the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) as set out in the tables beneath. The appointments are made in accordance with the National Economic and Social Development Office Act 2006 and S.I. No. 603 of 2010, National Economic and Social Council (Alteration of Composition) Order 2010.

I appoint members specifically on the basis of nominations from business and employer interests, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, farming and agricultural interests, the community and voluntary sector and the environmental sector. I may also appoint up to six public servants of whom at least one shall represent the Taoiseach and one shall represent the Minister for Finance. These appointments represent relevant Departments to ensure NESC's work is integrated with Government policy-making. I also appointed eight independent members to the NESC in 2011, in most cases from the academic sector. These appointments were made following careful consideration of the necessary skills, knowledge and expertise relevant to the functions of the Council as required by the legislation.

The Government has put new arrangements in place for the making of appointments to State boards. In the particular case of the NESC, I should emphasise that most of the members of NESC are appointed on the basis of nominations received from representative organisations. Historically, the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson posts are filled from my Department at Secretary General and Assistant Secretary level. I am satisfied that the other appointments were appropriate, bearing in mind the key strategic role of the NESC. However the option of utilising the new process for expressions of public interest will be considered when the next round of appointments of independent members to the NESC arises.

The only other relevant appointment was that of an Assistant Secretary from my Department to the National Statistics Board (NSB) on 13 September 2012. This appointment was made in line with the provisions of Section 18 (1)(b) of the Statistics Act 1993, which provides for the appointment to the NSB of a representative of my Department at Assistant Secretary or higher grade. My functions in relation to the NSB were delegated to the Government Chief Whip, Minister of State Paul Kehoe T.D., on 22 March 2011 who therefore made this appointment.

Table 1: Details of appointments made by the Taoiseach to NESC since 9 March 2011 are set out in the table beneath.

Name

Organisation

Date of

Appointment

Mr. Martin Fraser, Chairperson of NESC

Secretary General, Department of the Taoiseach

August 2011

Mr. John Shaw, Deputy Chairperson of NESC

Assistant Secretary, Department of the Taoiseach

January 2012

Prof. Edgar Morgenroth

Associate Research Professor, Economic and Social Research Institute

June 2011

Prof. John McHale

Economist, National University of Ireland, Galway

June 2011

Prof. Mary Daly

Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, Senior Research Fellow of Green Templeton College, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford

June 2011

Prof. Anna Davis

Department of Geography, Trinity College Dublin

June 2011

Prof. Seán Ó Riain

Department of Sociology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

June 2011

Dr. Michael O’Sullivan

Head of Portfolio Strategy and Thematic Research, Credit Suisse, London

June 2011

Ms. Mary Walsh

Chartered Accountant

June 2011

Dr. Michelle Norris

Senior Lecturer, School of Applied Social Science, University College Dublin.

July 2011

Mr. Shay Cody

IMPACT

September 2011

Mr. John Murphy

Secretary General, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

November 2011

Mr. Seán Ó Foghlú

Secretary General, Department of Education and Skills

February 2012

Mr. John Moran

Secretary General, Department of Finance

March 2012

Job Losses

Questions (193)

Peadar Tóibín

Question:

193. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Taoiseach if he will provide the number of jobs lost by sector; and the number of jobs created by sector for each region since 2007. [7883/13]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The exact information requested by the Deputy is not available. The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is the official source of estimates of employment in the State. In line with EU requirements the QNHS collects sector of employment according to the standard EU classification (NACE). The table below shows the number of persons employed in quarter 2 of each year from 2007 to 2012 and the overall change over the period classified by NACE sector as published by the CSO.

It must also be noted that the table shows the overall number of persons employed at the given points in time. Changes in this stock level cannot be directly interpreted as being a number of jobs created as it is the net change occurring which will be impacted by both new jobs created and jobs lost in the sector in question. Estimates of the number of jobs created or lost at the regional level cannot be derived from available data sources.

Persons aged 15 and over in employment (ILO) classified by region and NACE Rev.2 Economic Sector, Quarter 2 2007-Quarter 2 2012.

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

'000

Apr-

Apr-

Apr-

Apr-

Apr-

Apr-

Change

Economic Sector (NACE Rev.2)

Jun07

Jun08

Jun09

Jun10

Jun11

Jun12

07-12

Border

A

Agriculture, forestry and fishing

16.5

17.9

14.5

14.1

16.5

16.4

-0.1

B-F

Total Industry

65.9

60.7

46.0

43.4

40.0

34.0

-31.9

B-E

Industry

33.9

31.3

29.8

28.8

28.0

24.0

-9.9

F

Construction

32.0

29.5

16.3

14.6

12.0

10.0

-22.0

G-U

Total Services

139.1

138.5

135.4

131.8

129.9

124.2

-14.9

G

Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

32.1

31.8

27.3

25.1

29.3

24.8

-7.3

H

Transportation and storage

7.8

9.1

8.4

7.2

8.5

9.0

1.2

I

Accommodation and food service activities

15.7

13.2

12.2

13.3

12.6

11.3

-4.4

J

Information and communication

4.6

3.6

4.9

5.2

[3.6]

[3.8]

[-0.8]

K-L

Financial, insurance and real estate activities

6.6

9.1

7.3

5.4

5.8

5.3

-1.3

M

Professional, scientific and technical activities

7.0

8.8

9.4

8.0

7.5

6.6

-0.4

N

Administrative and support service activities

5.1

7.4

5.4

5.2

6.8

5.1

0.0

O

Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

9.9

9.1

11.4

11.8

9.8

9.5

-0.4

P

Education

14.3

13.8

16.0

15.4

13.5

12.3

-2.0

Q

Human health and social work activities

25.7

23.4

24.2

25.7

24.9

27.0

1.3

R-U

Other NACE activities

10.3

9.2

9.1

9.4

7.6

9.3

-1.0

Not stated

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

Total

221.8

217.8

196.8

190.1

187.1

174.6

-47.2

Midland

A

Agriculture, forestry and fishing

9.2

9.5

6.9

6.2

6.9

8.0

-1.2

B-F

Total Industry

41.8

35.1

32.6

25.3

23.6

24.4

-17.4

B-E

Industry

22.0

19.1

20.0

16.2

16.0

17.3

-4.7

F

Construction

19.8

16.0

12.5

9.1

7.6

7.1

-12.7

G-U

Total Services

72.9

76.5

71.0

73.3

77.9

72.8

-0.1

G

Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

17.6

18.2

17.7

17.7

15.7

17.4

-0.2

H

Transportation and storage

4.4

4.8

4.3

4.3

4.8

5.1

0.7

I

Accommodation and food service activities

6.3

6.6

6.6

6.7

7.4

6.1

-0.2

J

Information and communication

[2.1]

[2.3]

*

[2.6]

[2.7]

[3.0]

[0.9]

K-L

Financial, insurance and real estate activities

3.5

3.3

[3.0]

[2.9]

4.0

[2.9]

[-0.6]

M

Professional, scientific and technical activities

5.2

5.5

4.8

4.6

4.7

[3.1]

[-2.1]

N

Administrative and support service activities

2.7

4.4

3.6

[3.0]

4.3

[3.1]

[0.4]

O

Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

7.6

8.3

6.6

7.4

8.1

6.8

-0.8

P

Education

7.8

7.7

7.0

8.5

7.5

7.6

-0.2

Q

Human health and social work activities

10.2

11.1

10.9

11.1

14.1

13.3

3.1

R-U

Other NACE activities

5.6

4.3

4.4

4.6

4.7

4.4

-1.2

Not stated

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

Total

124.0

121.3

110.7

105.2

108.4

105.2

-18.8

.

West

A

Agriculture, forestry and fishing

17.3

20.2

18.2

12.2

13.1

12.7

-4.6

B-F

Total Industry

60.9

53.8

44.1

40.7

40.5

39.1

-21.8

B-E

Industry

31.0

27.9

26.9

27.9

29.0

28.8

-2.2

F

Construction

30.0

25.9

17.2

12.8

11.5

10.3

-19.7

G-U

Total Services

124.1

133.1

132.7

130.6

125.3

127.4

3.3

G

Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

28.8

29.5

27.8

28.2

25.1

23.8

-5.0

H

Transportation and storage

4.7

5.5

5.6

6.1

6.4

5.7

1.0

I

Accommodation and food service activities

14.6

14.1

16.5

13.1

11.8

13.2

-1.4

J

Information and communication

3.5

4.2

5.5

5.0

6.5

5.9

2.4

K-L

Financial, insurance and real estate activities

5.1

4.9

6.1

5.5

5.8

6.0

0.9

M

Professional, scientific and technical activities

7.7

8.4

7.3

8.5

7.8

8.8

1.1

N

Administrative and support service activities

4.6

5.2

[3.9]

4.6

4.9

4.8

0.2

O

Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

9.4

11.6

11.3

8.9

9.1

9.5

0.1

P

Education

14.9

16.4

15.6

16.6

15.9

17.2

2.3

Q

Human health and social work activities

23.9

24.1

25.1

25.2

23.6

23.3

-0.6

R-U

Other NACE activities

6.9

9.2

8.0

8.9

8.3

9.3

2.4

Not stated

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

Total

202.7

207.4

195.2

184.3

179.0

179.5

-23.2

Dublin

A

Agriculture, forestry and fishing

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

B-F

Total Industry

121.9

115.9

85.6

74.9

64.4

60.0

-61.9

B-E

Industry

63.7

60.8

52.3

47.0

42.6

39.8

-23.9

F

Construction

58.2

55.2

33.3

27.9

21.8

20.3

-37.9

G-U

Total Services

503.9

518.0

497.5

482.7

488.3

486.0

-17.9

G

Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

87.6

94.3

83.7

82.7

77.0

77.3

-10.3

H

Transportation and storage

37.8

35.2

35.7

35.3

38.5

34.0

-3.8

I

Accommodation and food service activities

39.4

36.6

34.7

30.7

28.9

30.2

-9.2

J

Information and communication

37.7

37.7

35.8

36.3

37.7

39.2

1.5

K-L

Financial, insurance and real estate activities

52.5

55.2

57.4

55.4

55.2

50.1

-2.4

M

Professional, scientific and technical activities

48.6

50.9

42.5

42.4

43.5

46.4

-2.2

N

Administrative and support service activities

31.2

29.1

24.0

21.5

23.3

22.0

-9.2

O

Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

34.2

34.3

33.8

35.4

31.1

29.9

-4.3

P

Education

39.0

41.6

45.7

40.9

42.8

43.9

4.9

Q

Human health and social work activities

62.4

68.9

71.0

72.2

76.1

76.4

14.0

R-U

Other NACE activities

33.4

34.3

33.3

29.9

34.1

36.6

3.2

Not stated

[2.0]

[2.6]

[2.6]

[3.3]

*

*

*

Total

629.4

637.7

586.7

562.1

555.2

547.4

-82.0

.

Mid-East

A

Agriculture, forestry and fishing

11.2

14.6

9.8

8.1

7.6

8.7

-2.5

B-F

Total Industry

67.3

66.4

51.0

47.2

41.4

40.9

-26.4

B-E

Industry

34.7

33.4

30.9

31.5

26.8

27.2

-7.5

F

Construction

32.6

33.0

20.1

15.7

14.6

13.6

-19.0

G-U

Total Services

171.6

170.4

171.3

171.9

174.2

172.8

1.2

G

Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

35.9

37.0

35.0

34.4

36.0

34.6

-1.3

H

Transportation and storage

10.9

11.1

12.9

10.9

11.0

10.2

-0.7

I

Accommodation and food service activities

13.3

12.6

11.1

11.8

11.9

13.1

-0.2

J

Information and communication

8.7

9.1

9.3

9.6

8.7

11.5

2.8

K-L

Financial, insurance and real estate activities

13.6

14.0

15.0

14.5

14.9

13.9

0.3

M

Professional, scientific and technical activities

14.3

14.6

12.5

11.4

12.5

11.9

-2.4

N

Administrative and support service activities

9.4

8.0

7.9

6.4

8.4

7.2

-2.2

O

Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

12.8

11.9

13.5

13.3

12.2

14.4

1.6

P

Education

17.6

17.4

16.6

20.5

18.5

16.3

-1.3

Q

Human health and social work activities

23.1

22.1

24.7

26.5

28.2

27.4

4.3

R-U

Other NACE activities

12.0

12.6

12.8

12.5

12.0

12.4

0.4

Not stated

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

Total

250.6

252.9

232.9

228.1

223.7

222.7

-27.9

Mid-West

A

Agriculture, forestry and fishing

12.3

12.8

11.4

9.5

10.1

9.4

-2.9

B-F

Total Industry

55.1

53.7

39.8

33.1

34.4

33.3

-21.8

B-E

Industry

31.9

33.2

27.0

22.4

25.5

23.0

-8.9

F

Construction

23.1

20.5

12.8

10.7

8.9

10.3

-12.8

G-U

Total Services

107.3

106.8

106.2

107.5

111.5

107.0

-0.3

G

Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

25.3

25.1

23.2

21.4

20.8

20.9

-4.4

H

Transportation and storage

8.8

9.3

9.6

7.6

8.2

8.0

-0.8

I

Accommodation and food service activities

9.4

9.0

9.5

12.1

10.4

10.9

1.5

J

Information and communication

4.1

4.4

4.5

4.9

4.5

6.5

2.4

K-L

Financial, insurance and real estate activities

4.8

3.8

5.2

5.5

5.5

6.5

1.7

M

Professional, scientific and technical activities

6.6

6.0

6.5

6.7

7.8

6.0

-0.6

N

Administrative and support service activities

6.5

5.4

5.0

5.1

6.9

4.4

-2.1

O

Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

7.8

7.2

8.9

6.7

8.6

8.5

0.7

P

Education

12.0

13.2

12.6

11.4

12.2

11.4

-0.6

Q

Human health and social work activities

15.8

16.2

15.7

19.3

19.2

17.0

1.2

R-U

Other NACE activities

6.2

7.0

5.5

6.7

7.4

6.9

0.7

Not stated

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

Total

175.0

174.2

158.1

151.2

156.7

150.1

-24.9

.

South-East

A

Agriculture, forestry and fishing

20.5

20.9

16.2

16.5

15.0

17.5

-3.0

B-F

Total Industry

73.4

67.4

51.7

42.7

40.2

42.2

-31.2

B-E

Industry

38.2

36.9

32.0

27.6

27.6

31.2

-7.0

F

Construction

35.2

30.5

19.7

15.1

12.5

11.0

-24.2

G-U

Total Services

129.7

138.3

135.8

131.0

128.9

126.2

-3.5

G

Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

32.4

34.4

31.4

26.5

29.6

26.4

-6.0

H

Transportation and storage

7.3

7.6

7.9

7.3

7.4

7.9

0.6

I

Accommodation and food service activities

12.5

14.2

14.5

16.1

11.6

12.6

0.1

J

Information and communication

3.4

3.1

3.4

4.3

4.9

3.9

0.5

K-L

Financial, insurance and real estate activities

6.9

6.7

6.4

5.7

5.8

5.8

-1.1

M

Professional, scientific and technical activities

8.4

9.4

8.1

8.1

8.4

8.0

-0.4

N

Administrative and support service activities

5.9

6.6

6.8

6.8

5.5

5.1

-0.8

O

Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

9.5

9.0

9.9

10.0

7.6

9.0

-0.5

P

Education

13.2

13.9

14.9

15.1

15.8

14.9

1.7

Q

Human health and social work activities

20.5

23.0

23.2

23.1

23.0

23.4

2.9

R-U

Other NACE activities

9.8

10.4

9.3

7.9

9.5

9.3

-0.5

Not stated

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

Total

224.2

227.0

204.0

190.9

184.5

186.0

-38.2

South-West

A

Agriculture, forestry and fishing

20.0

18.9

19.4

17.2

15.0

13.6

-6.4

B-F

Total Industry

89.5

84.5

70.6

64.0

61.6

57.4

-32.1

B-E

Industry

46.5

48.9

44.3

43.4

44.0

40.4

-6.1

F

Construction

43.0

35.6

26.3

20.7

17.5

17.0

-26.0

G-U

Total Services

198.5

204.8

199.2

199.9

189.6

199.6

1.1

G

Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

42.1

44.5

39.9

42.4

41.1

43.0

0.9

H

Transportation and storage

12.4

11.4

11.4

11.9

10.9

11.0

-1.4

I

Accommodation and food service activities

21.8

22.3

21.9

23.5

19.8

22.6

0.8

J

Information and communication

7.1

7.9

9.2

8.7

9.5

7.5

0.4

K-L

Financial, insurance and real estate activities

9.2

10.2

9.4

9.3

8.1

8.7

-0.5

M

Professional, scientific and technical activities

13.3

14.7

12.5

12.2

11.6

11.8

-1.5

N

Administrative and support service activities

13.8

11.7

11.5

11.0

9.1

11.2

-2.6

O

Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

11.4

12.1

12.1

13.3

12.7

11.9

0.5

P

Education

23.3

23.5

22.6

20.9

19.9

22.7

-0.6

Q

Human health and social work activities

30.2

33.9

35.8

34.2

34.3

36.7

6.5

R-U

Other NACE activities

13.9

12.7

12.9

12.6

12.6

12.3

-1.6

Not stated

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

Total

308.5

309.1

289.7

281.6

266.6

270.7

-37.8

.

Total

Persons

A

Agriculture, forestry and fishing

108.7

116.0

97.5

85.1

85.7

87.1

-21.6

B-F

Total Industry

575.7

537.5

421.3

371.3

346.0

331.3

-244.4

B-E

Industry

301.7

291.4

263.1

244.7

239.5

231.7

-70.0

F

Construction

273.9

246.1

158.2

126.5

106.4

99.6

-174.3

G-U

Total Services

1,447.1

1,486.3

1,449.2

1,428.6

1,425.6

1,416.0

-31.1

G

Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

301.8

314.8

285.9

278.4

274.5

268.2

-33.6

H

Transportation and storage

94.2

94.0

96.0

90.8

95.7

90.9

-3.3

I

Accommodation and food service activities

133.1

128.7

127.0

127.2

114.4

120.0

-13.1

J

Information and communication

71.2

72.3

74.5

76.6

77.9

81.2

10.0

K-L

Financial, insurance and real estate activities

102.1

107.1

109.8

104.2

105.1

99.3

-2.8

M

Professional, scientific and technical activities

110.9

118.3

103.6

101.9

103.8

102.6

-8.3

N

Administrative and support service activities

79.2

77.8

68.2

63.8

69.3

63.0

-16.2

O

Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

102.7

103.5

107.5

106.7

99.1

99.6

-3.1

P

Education

142.1

147.4

151.0

149.4

146.1

146.3

4.2

Q

Human health and social work activities

211.7

222.8

230.5

237.1

243.3

244.4

32.7

R-U

Other NACE activities

98.2

99.6

95.2

92.4

96.3

100.6

2.4

Not stated

4.5

7.4

6.0

8.6

4.0

*

*

Total

2,136.1

2,147.3

1,974.0

1,893.6

1,861.3

1,836.2

-299.9

Data may be subject to future revision;
Data may be subject to sampling or other survey errors, which are greater in respect of smaller values or estimates of change;
Reference period: q1=Jan-Mar, q2=Apr-Jun, q3=Jul-Sep, q4=Oct-Dec;
* Estimates for numbers of persons or averages where there are less than 30 persons in a cell are not produced as estimates are too small to be considered reliable;
Parentheses [ ] indicate where there are 30-49 persons in a cell, estimates are considered to have a wider margin of error and should be treated with caution;
Source: Quarterly National Household Survey, Central Statistics Office;

Company Registration

Questions (194, 199)

Peadar Tóibín

Question:

194. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Taoiseach the number of new start-up companies registered by region for each year since 2007. [7894/13]

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Peadar Tóibín

Question:

199. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Taoiseach the number of companies that have closed or gone into receivership or administration by region for each year since 2007. [7893/13]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 194 and 199 together.

The information sought by the Deputy is available for all of the years requested but not at a regional level. The latest CSO Business Demography returns for 2010 were released on 22 June 2012 and the tables below provide data on business start ups and closures from this release.

The terms used by CSO are "enterprise births" which refers to new business start ups (companies and other forms of legal ownership), and "enterprise deaths", which is a business closure. “Enterprise births” and “Enterprise deaths” are both dealt with below and can be used for comparison purposes.

The CSO identifies enterprise births and deaths by using available economic indicators from administrative data (Revenue Commissioner Trading returns in Corporate, Income, Employment and VAT activity). Data for 2011 is not yet available as it is dependent on the receipt of administrative data which are not filed until 2012 and are not fully available to CSO until later in 2013.

The CSO Business Demography Statistics covers the whole business economy as classified by the standard European classification of economic activity i.e. NACE Rev2 B-N excluding activities of holding companies; K 64.20.

Table A below contains the relevant data concerning enterprise births for 2007-2010 inclusive.

Table A: Number of Enterprise Births for 2007-2010 inclusive.

Enterprise Births

2007

2008

2009

2010

Business economy excluding activities of holding companies.

13,461

11,954

13,810

11,237

Regarding enterprise deaths, the Deputy should be aware that two types of data are available. Preliminary enterprise death data are available for the years 2007, 2008 and 2009, while final death data are only available for 2007 and 2008 at present.

“Preliminary deaths” are those enterprises that are active during the reference year, but not in the subsequent year. “Final deaths” are those active in the reference year that are not active in either of the two subsequent years.

Preliminary deaths for 2010 require the full population of active enterprises for 2011, which will become available in March 2013, so the 2010 preliminary deaths data will be published in June 2013.

Tables B and C below set out the relevant enterprise deaths data.

Table B: Number of Preliminary Enterprise Deaths for 2007-2009 inclusive.

Preliminary Enterprise Deaths

2007

2008

2009

2010

Business economy excluding activities of holding companies

17,263

20,601

24,511

n/a

Table C: Final Enterprise Deaths for 2007-2008 inclusive.

Final Enterprise Deaths

2007

2008

2009

2010

Business economy excluding activities of holding companies

14,745

19,530

n/a

n/a

The Business Demography 2012 Press Release of 22 June 2012 is available at;

http://www.cso.ie/en/newsandevents/pressreleases/2012pressreleases/pressreleasebusinessdemography2010/