Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ceisteanna (121)

Brendan Ryan

Ceist:

121. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Question No. 485 of 6 November 2018, if the IDA has received the material to market a site (details supplied); if site visits have arisen from the marketing of the site; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3123/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

Since meeting with representatives of the site's new owners last September the IDA has been provided with new marketing information for the Liffey Business Campus. The Agency's staff also met with the new owners in December. Additional marketing material is currently being prepared and the IDA are continuing to actively market the site to both existing and potential clients through its network of offices in Ireland and overseas.

Data on site visits is collated on a county by county basis only. Information on visits to particular locations is not available for reasons of client confidentiality and commercial sensitivity.

More broadly, County Kildare continues to maintain a strong base of overseas firms in the Technology, Financial Services and Pharmaceuticals sectors. IDA client companies such as Intel, Pfizer, and Procter and Gamble are all located in Kildare and continue to perform well. The County has seen a 4.5% increase in foreign direct investment-driven employment over the last 12 months and I am hopeful that positive trend will continue.