Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Ceisteanna (106)

Brendan Ryan

Ceist:

106. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Question No. 121 of 23 January 2019, the progress made in marketing the site in question; if there have been further meetings between the IDA and the site owners; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16922/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

I am informed that the IDA met with the site's new owners last December and that it has been provided with marketing information for the Liffey Business Campus. The Agency is continuing to actively market the site to both existing and potential clients through its network of offices in Ireland and overseas.

More broadly, the Agency's efforts to attract more investment to Kildare will be assisted by the County's already strong profile as a home to overseas firms in the Technology, Financial Services and Pharmaceuticals sectors. IDA client companies such as Intel, Pfizer, and Procter and Gamble are all located there and continue to perform well. Kildare has seen a 4.5% increase in foreign direct investment-driven employment over the last 12 months and I am hopeful that that positive trend will continue.