Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (246)

Kevin O'Keeffe

Ceist:

246. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if the IDA is working with Enterprise Ireland to secure a tenant for a location (details supplied); and if it will consider putting enterprise units in place at the location. [12036/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

While IDA Ireland is focused on inward investment, the Agency manages its property portfolio for the benefit of both its own clients and those of Enterprise Ireland.  The IDA’s property team, for example, works closely with Enterprise Ireland to support the needs of indigenous companies who may be seeking appropriate properties. There is also ongoing engagement between the two agencies about the property needs of their respective clients. This includes plans to develop campus style property solutions to support development and business to business collaborations.

In relation to the specific location referred to, I am informed by the IDA that the Agency currently do not have plans to construct buildings at the approximately six-hectare site in the Fermoy Business Park.  However, I understand that it is serviced to accommodate both manufacturing and office facilities. The site is also being actively marketed by the Agency in the context of its ongoing work to attract further investment and employment to Cork.