Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Questions (23)

Thomas P. Broughan


23. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the value of investment secured and the number of jobs created in 2012 and to date in 2013 by IDA Ireland in north Dublin, particularly in Dublin 5, Dublin 13 and Dublin 17. [33413/13]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

The Forfás Employment Survey for 2012 shows that there were 511 companies supported by IDA Ireland in Dublin which employed 55,344 employees. In 2012, 6,839 new jobs were created in IDA client companies in Dublin while 3,059 were lost. The Survey does not provide data for County Dublin by postal district. Comparable figures for 2013 will be available following the completion of the 2013 survey which is expected to be completed by Forfás in November of this year.

The Survey does not provide details of investment secured by particular areas within County Dublin. IDA Ireland has indicated that, as is evidenced by announcements made by the Agency over the last number of years, a significant number relate to Dublin as leading global corporations investing in Ireland wish to have access to a significant population pool in excess of 1 million. In 2012, announcements of investment in Dublin accounted for approximately 50% of the total investments announced by IDA Ireland. Of the 11 announcements made to date in 2013 by the Agency, 50% of them relate to Dublin.