Wednesday, 8 May 2019

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Maurice Quinlivan

Question:

565. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of new jobs created by Enterprise Ireland client companies in 2018, by county in tabular form; the number of jobs in client companies in each county; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19073/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

On an annual basis Enterprise Ireland (EI) works with approximately 5,000 manufacturing and internationally traded services companies through the agency’s network of 10 offices in Ireland and 33 international offices.

In 2018 EI client companies reported strong employment performance with 215,207 people employed and 18,846 new jobs created. The tables below present the figures for the following:

- The number of new jobs supported by EI in 2018 by county

- The number of total jobs supported by EI in 2018 by county

Table 1: The number of new jobs supported by EI in 2018 by county

By county

2018 Total Gains (PFT+Other)

Carlow

332

Cavan

549

Clare

425

Cork

1,810

Donegal

512

Dublin

7,286

Galway

658

Kerry

237

Kildare

393

Kilkenny

430

Laois

179

Leitrim

63

Limerick

874

Longford

216

Louth

565

Mayo

582

Meath

563

Monaghan

514

Offaly

342

Roscommon

127

Sligo

158

Tipperary

448

Waterford

681

Westmeath

196

Wexford

276

Wicklow

430

Grand Total

18,846

Table 2: The number of total jobs supported by EI by county

By county

2018 Total Jobs

Carlow

3,221

Cavan

5,842

Clare

4,102

Cork

23,902

Donegal

3,818

Dublin

76,815

Galway

8,091

Kerry

4,727

Kildare

8,923

Kilkenny

4,549

Laois

1,527

Leitrim

607

Limerick

9,553

Longford

2,979

Louth

5,923

Mayo

4,692

Meath

7,135

Monaghan

5,626

Offaly

4,307

Roscommon

1,764

Sligo

1,916

Tipperary

5,921

Waterford

6,849

Westmeath

3,536

Wexford

4,674

Wicklow

4,208

Grand Total

215,207

Support to client companies is tailored to meet the individual needs of each client company in order to equip them to succeed in global markets. Every EI client company is assigned a developmental adviser who works with them to identify areas that can be optimised and improved. These areas are not just addressed through direct financial assistance, but through a wide range of soft supports, such as mentoring and management development programmes.