Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (582)

Maurice Quinlivan

Question:

582. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of local enterprise offices; the number of staff that work in each office in tabular form; the number of staff that work in the LEO section of her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19341/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

There are 31 Local Enterprise Office (LEOs) located across the Local Authority network in Ireland. The LEOs are the ‘first-stop-shop’ for advice and guidance, financial assistance and other supports for anyone intending to start or grow a business.

Table 1 below sets out the number of sanctioned LEO staff through the DBEI pay allocation for each of the 31 LEOs.

In respect to my Department there are 5 DBEI staff with specific LEO Liaison Unit responsibilities comprising one Principal Officer, one Assistant Principal Officer, one Higher Executive Officer, one Executive Officer and one Clerical Officer.

Table 1:

LEO

Sanctioned LEO Staffing Allocation funded through DBEI Pay Contribution as at 31st March 2019

Actual LEO Staffing funded through DBEI Pay Contribution as at 31st March 2019

Carlow

5

5

Cavan

5

5

Clare

6

6

Cork City

8

8

Cork N&W

9

9

Cork South

7

7

Donegal

6

6

Dublin City

11

11

Dublin South

9

8

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

8

5

Fingal

9

9

Galway

8

8

Kerry

6

6

Kildare

8

8

Kilkenny

6

5

Laois

5

4

Leitrim

5

5

Limerick

9

8

Longford

5

5

Louth

6

5

Mayo

6

6

Meath

8

8

Monaghan

5

4

Offaly

5

5

Roscommon

5

5

Sligo

5

5

Tipperary

8

7

Waterford

8

8

Westmeath

6

6

Wexford

6

6

Wicklow

6

6

Total

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