Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Ceisteanna (96)

Enda Kenny

Ceist:

225 Mr. Kenny asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment her views on the role of IDA Ireland in County Donegal; the breakdown of jobs created by the IDA in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2785/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Enterprise)

IDA Ireland is the agency statutorily charged with the attraction of foreign direct investment to Ireland and its regions. The agency, through its project divisions and network of overseas offices, is actively marketing County Donegal to overseas investors as a potential location for foreign direct investment. Ultimately, decisions regarding where to locate a project, including which areas to visit as potential locations, are taken by overseas investors.

Over the period 1999 to 2002, the number of jobs created in IDA-supported companies in County Donegal were as follows:

1999

2000

2001

2002

67

308

353

179

The above figures are compiled from the annual Forfás employment survey. Although the 2003 Forfás survey has just been completed, detailed figures on a county-by-county basis for 2003 will not be available until the survey is published.