Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Ceisteanna (564)

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

564. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of new jobs created by IDA Ireland client companies in 2018, by county in tabular form; the number of jobs in client companies in each county; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19072/19]

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. As reflected in IDA Ireland's annual results for 2018, 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 Agency's history. 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 to encourage more firms to invest further in the regions.

The table below shows the number of IDA supported jobs by county in 2017 and 2018.

County

2017

2018

Cavan

1,155

1,096

Donegal

3,392

3,564

Leitrim

884

909

Louth

3,764

3,903

Monaghan

150

162

Sligo

2,238

2,251

Dublin

90,529

96,760

Kildare

8,452

8,838

Meath

1,565

1,632

Wicklow

2,230

2,618

Laois

134

122

Longford

745

900

Offaly

1,167

1,232

Westmeath

2,973

3,466

Clare

7,006

6,948

Limerick

10,607

11,796

Tipperary North Riding

335

204

Carlow

875

1,150

Kilkenny

716

711

Tipperary South Riding

3,330

3,516

Waterford

6,690

7,064

Wexford

2,987

3,139

Cork

36,780

38,867

Kerry

2,187

2,241

Galway

18,503

19,969

Mayo

4,484

4,828

Roscommon

1,139

1,171

Total

215,017

229,057