Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (176)

Gerald Nash

Ceist:

176. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of employees in IDA supported businesses by county in tabular form in each of the years 2016 to 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27224/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Enterprise)

As Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment my focus is to lead our country through the economic crisis that has been caused by the pandemic to get our businesses open and our people back to work.

By the end of 2019, total employment in the IDA's client companies stood at over 245,000. Every region in Ireland has seen foreign direct investment-driven employment gains with over 138,000 people employed across 724 IDA client companies located outside of Dublin. 57% of all IDA client-supported jobs, in fact, are now located outside the capital.

Notwithstanding the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, I am confident that Ireland will remain attractive in the long-term to international investors. Our traditional strengths – including our talented workforce and pro-enterprise policy environment – remain very much intact and valued by overseas firms. I look forward to working, together with the IDA, to increase FDI here in the years ahead.

The following table outlines the total number of jobs in IDA Ireland client companies by county from 2016 to 2019. The employment figures for 2020 will not be available until publication of my Department's Annual Employment Survey in the first quarter of 2021.

County

2016

2017

2018

2019

Carlow

               802

               875

           1,149

             1,257

Cavan

           1,203

           1,155

           1,100

             1,153

Clare

           6,746

             7,006

           6,924

             7,146

Cork

         35,381

         36,850

         39,237

           40,671

Donegal

           3,048

           3,400

           3,506

             3,776

Dublin

         83,519

         90,748

         97,967

         106,466

Galway

         17,072

         18,531

         20,218

           21,071

Kerry

           2,097

           2,187

           2,257

             2,176

Kildare

           9,821

           8,506

           8,901

             8,872

Kilkenny

               762

               717

               720

                 655

Laois

               115

               120

               111

                 121

Leitrim

               803

               884

                 909

                 948

Limerick

           9,851

         10,634

         11,850

           12,749

Longford

               783

               745

               939

             1,210

Louth

           3,689

           3,851

             3,942

             4,428

Mayo

           4,214

           4,484

           4,833

             4,941

Meath

           1,629

           1,536

           1,654

             1,904

Monaghan

               137

               150

               312

                 318

Offaly

           1,107

           1,167

           1,213

             1,192

Roscommon

               985

           1,139

           1,186

             1,288

Sligo

           2,366

           2,263

           2,305

             2,268

Tipperary North Riding

               328

               335

               204

                 216

Tipperary South Riding

           3,040

           3,330

           3,533

             3,624

Waterford

           6,197

           6,636

           7,017

             7,138

Westmeath

           2,783

           3,012

           3,451

             3,686

Wexford

           2,740

           2,987

           3,140

             3,163

Wicklow

           2,265

             2,258

           2,651

             2,659

Total Employment

        203,483

        215,506

        231,229

         245,096