Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of site visits arranged by the Industrial Development Agency in the past year on a county basis.
Reply from Minister Richard Bruton: Details of the number of IDA sponsored site visits by potential investors during 2012 on a county by county basis are set out in the attached tabular statement.
2012 was a very successful year in terms of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to this country with 145 investments won. During 2012, a total of 12,722 new jobs were created in IDA supported companies. The net number of new jobs created, at 6,570 is the highest in a decade. The IDA client base now employs 152,785 people in full and part time employment, a level last recorded before the financial crisis began in 2008.
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