Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Ceisteanna (141)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

141. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of new IDA client companies that have been set up by county in each of the years 2009 to 2017 and to date in 2018, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27008/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

The Government is working hard to achieve the most even possible distribution of foreign direct investment (FDI) across the country. IDA Ireland is focused on that same goal, with the Agency targeting an increase of investment of 30% to 40% in every region as part of its 2015-2019 strategy.

The Agency's 2017 results demonstrate that significant progress is being made towards these objectives, with 45% of all new IDA client company jobs created last year being outside Dublin. There are now over 122,000 people employed across 649 firms in IDA client companies outside the capital. In total, there are currently 210,443 people employed across 1,384 IDA Ireland client companies with 279 new FDI companies establishing themselves in Ireland since 2009.  

The following table outlines the number of IDA client companies in each county from 2009 to 2017.  The figures for 2018 will not be available until my Department's Annual Employment Survey (AES) is carried out in November 2018.

Table A: Total number of IDA Client companies by County 2009-2017.

IDA County

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Carlow

9

7

7

7

7

Cavan

6

7

7

6

7

Clare

60

62

66

66

66

Cork

138

137

135

141

148

Donegal

14

12

12

13

13

Dublin

522

524

539

563

609

Galway

54

57

62

63

63

Kerry

15

16

13

14

13

Kildare

30

31

29

29

28

Kilkenny

4

4

3

5

5

Laois

4

4

2

2

3

Leitrim

6

6

5

5

5

Limerick

39

39

41

44

43

Longford

7

6

6

6

6

Louth

20

20

20

23

23

Mayo

17

17

17

18

18

Meath

17

17

16

15

15

Monaghan

6

6

6

6

6

Offaly

10

10

11

11

11

Roscommon

9

8

8

8

9

Sligo

21

21

21

21

23

Tipperary North Riding

4

3

3

3

3

Tipperary South Riding

11

11

9

8

8

Waterford

35

34

32

31

30

Westmeath

15

15

15

14

14

Wexford

13

13

14

14

14

Wicklow

19

20

18

18

18

Total

1,105

1,107

1,117

1,154

1,208

Table ctd.

IDA County

2014

2015

2016

2017

Carlow

7

7

7

7

Cavan

7

7

7

7

Clare

66

69

69

68

Cork

148

148

157

158

Donegal

13

12

12

12

Dublin

641

679

740

735

Galway

65

65

70

75

Kerry

13

13

14

14

Kildare

25

25

27

28

Kilkenny

5

5

5

6

Laois

2

2

2

2

Leitrim

5

5

5

5

Limerick

46

51

55

56

Longford

6

5

4

5

Louth

25

21

22

24

Mayo

18

18

18

16

Meath

16

16

18

17

Monaghan

6

5

5

5

Offaly

10

9

10

10

Roscommon

10

10

10

10

Sligo

22

24

23

23

Tipperary North Riding

3

3

4

4

Tipperary South Riding

8

9

8

7

Waterford

32

35

37

37

Westmeath

14

15

13

17

Wexford

15

16

17

18

Wicklow

18

17

19

18

Total

1,246

1,291

1,378

1,384