Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Questions (229)

Brendan Ryan


229. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Question No. 106 of 10 April 2019, the progress made in marketing the site in question; if there has been further meetings between the IDA and the site owners; if the attention of the IDA has been drawn to moves to rebrand the site (details supplied); if there have been site visits from potential investors or new businesses seeking to locate at the site; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30096/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

I am informed that the IDA met with the site's new owners last December and that it has been provided with marketing information for the Liffey Business Campus. The owners are marketing the site through a third party agent. The IDA is not aware of a rebrand of the site and continues to actively market it to both existing and potential clients through its network of offices in Ireland and overseas.

More broadly, the Agency's efforts to attract more investment to Kildare will be assisted by the County's already strong profile as a home to overseas firms in the Technology, Financial Services and Pharmaceuticals sectors. IDA client companies such as Intel, Pfizer, and Procter and Gamble are all located there and continue to perform well. Kildare has seen a 4.5% increase in foreign direct investment-driven employment over the last 12 months and I am hopeful that that positive trend will continue.