Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Ceisteanna (149)

Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

149. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the IDA site visits, investment and jobs created in each of the years 2014 to 2018, by county; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4529/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

My Department and its agencies are working towards ambitious targets to ensure that employment and investment are distributed as evenly as possible across the country. I am pleased to say that significant progress is being made with 58% of all IDA-supported employment now outside of Dublin. This represents the highest number of people employed by IDA clients outside of the capital in the history of the organisation. The last year has also seen more IDA jobs added in the regions than at any time over the past 17 years. I am determined, together with the IDA, to see this trend continue and we will be doing everything possible in 2019 to encourage more firms to invest further in the regions.

The following tables outline the number of IDA supported jobs by county from 2014 to 2018 and the number of site visits from 2014 until Q3 2018. Information on site visits for the last three months of last year will be available shortly.

Table A: IDA jobs by County 2014-2018

County

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Cavan

1,136

1,165

1,203

1,155

1,096

Donegal

2,607

2,918

3,039

3,392

3,564

Leitrim

682

745

803

884

909

Louth

3,060

3,245

3,603

3,764

3,903

Monaghan

275

146

137

150

162

Sligo

2,264

2267

2,341

2,238

2,251

Dublin

71,362

76,090

83,381

90,529

96,760

Kildare

9,600

10,123

9,740

8,452

8,838

Meath

1,656

1,658

1,661

1,565

1,632

Wicklow

2,327

2,203

2,234

2,230

2,618

Laois

92

119

131

134

122

Longford

721

774

783

745

900

Offaly

1,059

1,080

1,107

1,167

1,232

Westmeath

2,561

2,689

2,749

2,973

3,466

Clare

6,252

6,373

6,746

7,006

6,948

Limerick

7,930

8,702

9,827

10,607

11,796

Tipperary North Riding

298

318

328

335

204

Carlow

749

768

802

875

1,150

Kilkenny

716

650

762

716

711

Tipperary South Riding

3,246

3,215

3,040

3,330

3,516

Waterford

5,248

5,574

6,253

6,690

7,064

Wexford

2,591

2,583

2,740

2,987

3,139

Cork

28,848

33,049

35,335

36,780

38,867

Kerry

1,895

1,948

2,097

2,187

2,241

Galway

14,746

15,463

17,041

18,503

19,969

Mayo

3,912

4,050

4,214

4,484

4,828

Roscommon

916

994

985

1,139

1,171

Total

176,749

188,909

203.082

215.017

229,057

Table B: IDA site visits by county 2013-Q3 2018

County

2014

2015

2016

2017

Q1 2018

Q2 2018

Q3 2018

Dublin

205

242

284

327

69

72

68

Kildare

1

7

8

10

4

0

1

Meath

2

7

8

3

1

3

1

Wicklow

4

7

5

2

0

1

0

Laois

0

4

6

4

4

2

1

Longford

0

2

6

7

0

0

2

Offaly

1

8

4

5

0

1

3

Westmeath

12

28

36

42

3

9

6

Clare

9

12

18

22

4

3

2

Limerick

22

40

49

42

8

7

10

Tipperary

3

12

8

8

1

1

2

Cavan

1

0

2

2

0

1

0

Louth

10

20

24

22

6

6

3

Monaghan

0

2

2

1

0

1

0

Donegal

6

5

7

2

0

3

3

Leitrim

2

8

8

5

2

3

0

Sligo

7

15

20

18

5

3

4

Carlow

2

1

9

8

1

2

0

Kilkenny

4

10

10

6

0

2

1

Waterford

11

31

17

11

5

9

5

Wexford

1

4

7

3

0

1

2

Cork

30

48

49

51

10

14

21

Kerry

3

6

3

9

0

5

3

Galway

19

41

42

62

10

20

12

Mayo

4

3

5

7

2

2

3

Roscommon

0

2

1

3

0

1

1

Total

359

565

638

682

135

172

154