Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Ceisteanna (148)

Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

148. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of IDA client visits to each county in each of the years 2011 to 2018, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1982/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

IDA Ireland continues to highlight the benefits of expanding or locating in all counties to its client base. It is important to remember, however, that the final decision as to where to invest always rests with the company concerned. It is also the case that site visit activity does not necessarily reflect investment potential, as almost 70% of all new foreign direct investment comes from existing IDA Ireland client firm.

The following tables set out the number of IDA site visits to each county from 2011 to Q3 2018. Figures for Q4 2018 will become available later this month.

County

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Dublin

150

196

180

205

242

Kildare

3

1

1

1

7

Meath

2

0

1

2

7

Wicklow

3

6

1

4

7

Laois

2

0

2

0

4

Longford

0

0

0

0

2

Offaly

1

3

1

1

8

Westmeath

15

7

9

12

28

Clare

15

14

5

9

12

Limerick

40

30

23

22

40

Tipperary

1

5

4

3

12

Cavan

0

3

2

1

0

Louth

26

12

4

10

20

Monaghan

1

0

1

0

2

Donegal

2

1

7

6

5

Leitrim

0

0

1

2

8

Sligo

3

6

10

7

15

Carlow

2

4

1

2

1

Kilkenny

0

3

3

4

10

Waterford

11

26

14

11

31

Wexford

0

3

2

1

4

Cork

27

38

31

30

48

Kerry

2

1

1

3

6

Galway

35

18

15

19

41

Mayo

0

1

3

4

3

Roscommon

0

0

4

0

2

Total

341

378

326

359

565

County

2016

2017

Q1 2018

Q2 2018

Q3 2018

Dublin

284

327

69

72

68

Kildare

8

10

4

0

1

Meath

8

3

1

3

1

Wicklow

5

2

0

1

0

Laois

6

4

4

2

1

Longford

6

7

0

0

2

Offaly

4

5

0

1

3

Westmeath

36

42

3

9

6

Clare

18

22

4

3

2

Limerick

49

42

8

7

10

Tipperary

8

8

1

1

2

Cavan

2

2

0

1

0

Louth

24

22

6

6

3

Monaghan

2

1

0

1

0

Donegal

7

2

0

3

3

Leitrim

8

5

2

3

0

Sligo

20

18

5

3

4

Carlow

9

8

1

2

0

Kilkenny

10

6

0

2

1

Waterford

17

11

5

9

5

Wexford

7

3

0

1

2

Cork

49

51

10

14

21

Kerry

3

9

0

5

3

Galway

42

62

10

20

12

Mayo

5

7

2

2

3

Roscommon

1

3

0

1

1

Total

638

682

135

172

154