Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (303)

Carol Nolan

Question:

303. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of IDA jobs created by county since 2016, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16533/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

My Department and its agencies are working towards ambitious targets to ensure that employment and investment are distributed as evenly as possible across the country. Significant progress is being made with, for example, 58% of all IDA-supported employment now outside of Dublin. This represents the highest number of people employed by IDA clients outside of the capital in the Agency's history.  The last year has also seen more IDA jobs added in the regions than at any time over the past 17 years. I am determined, together with the IDA, to see this trend continue and we will be doing everything possible in 2019 to encourage more firms to invest further in the regions.

The table below shows the number of IDA supported jobs by county from 2016 to 2018.

Table A: IDA jobs by County 2016-2018

County     

     2016  

     2017  

     2018  

Cavan

1,203

1,155

1,096

Donegal

3,039

3,392

3,564

Leitrim

803

884

909

Louth

3,603

3,764

3,903

Monaghan

137

150

162

Sligo

2,341

2,238

2,251

Dublin

83,381

90,529

96,760

Kildare

9,740

8,452

8,838

Meath

1,661

1,565

1,632

Wicklow

2,234

2,230

2,618

Laois

131

134

122

Longford

783

745

900

Offaly

1,107

1,167

1,232

Westmeath

2,749

2,973

3,466

Clare

6,746

7,006

6,948

Limerick

9,827

10,607

11,796

Tipperary North Riding

328

335

204

Carlow

802

875

1,150

Kilkenny

762

716

711

Tipperary South Riding

3,040

3,330

3,516

Waterford

6,253

6,690

7,064

Wexford

2,740

2,987

3,139

Cork

35,335

36,780

38,867

Kerry

2,097

2,187

2,241

Galway

17,041

18,503

19,969

Mayo

4,214

4,484

4,828

Roscommon

985

1,139

1,171

Total

203,082

215,017

229,057