Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (402)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Question:

402. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of local enterprise offices here; 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. [30616/19]

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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.

In respect to my Department, there are 5 DBEI officials 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.

The following table sets out the number of sanctioned LEO staff through the DBEI pay allocation for each of the 31 LEOs. The LEOs report their staffing complement quarterly with the next deadline for submission on the 15th July 2019.

LEO

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

Actual LEO Staffing funded through DBEI Pay Contribution as at 31 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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