Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (566)

Maurice Quinlivan

Question:

566. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of new jobs created by local enterprise office 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. [19075/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

The Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) are the “first-stop-shop” for providing advice, guidance, financial assistance and other supports to those wishing to start or grow a business.

In 2018 there was a gross gain of 8,007 new jobs which saw a net gain of 3,656 for the year. The LEOs have 7,164 client companies who support 36,666 jobs. This is the 5th year in a row of employment growth for the LEOs, which support our indigenous businesses to create jobs locally.

The table below details the breakdown by county.

LEO

2018 No. of LEO Clients

2018 All Jobs Total

2018 Gross Job Gains

2018 Net Job Gains

Carlow

219

1153

150

57

Cavan

202

1374

231

146

Clare

239

1270

248

104

Cork city

164

810

250

88

Cork South

274

1393

345

68

Cork West/North

208

957

212

120

Donegal

214

1294

360

203

Dublin City

394

1736

490

343

Dublin DLR

292

1695

260

145

Dublin Fingal

223

1031

179

125

Dublin South

303

1491

400

153

Galway County/City

263

1116

188

111

Kerry

263

1295

167

104

Kildare

199

1239

436

285

Kilkenny

210

1257

317

103

Laois

122

635

125

67

Leitrim

161

437

82

24

Limerick

301

1926

430

213

Longford

254

1195

133

70

Louth

250

982

210

98

Mayo

234

1224

340

130

Meath

255

1255

231

143

Monaghan

152

1164

252

134

Offaly

201

1063

224

68

Roscommon

172

857

219

80

Sligo

236

920

160

33

Tipperary

258

1295

366

168

Waterford

331

1447

306

100

Westmeath

225

1172

254

66

Wexford

227

1308

302

33

Wicklow

118

675

140

74

Total

7164

36666

8007

3656

Question No. 567 answered with Question No. 563.