North West fared badly in IDA arranged foreign company visits to the region

 

Dublin heavily promoted.

Sligo News File.

Dublin topped the list in the volume of IDA organised foreign company site visits between 2016 and first half of 2018, according to details released by the Minister for Business and Enterprise.

 

Smallest of all was the number of foreign businesses shown round the West and North West, notably Mayo, Roscommon, Leitrim, Sligo and Donegal.

County

2016

2017

Q1 2018

Q2  2018

Dublin

284

327

69

72

Kildare

8

10

4

0

Meath 

8

3

1

3

Wicklow

5

2

0

1

Laois

6

4

4

2

Longford

6

7

0

0

Offaly

4

5

0

1

Westmeath 

36

42

3

9

Clare

18

22

4

3

Limerick

49

42

8

7

Tipperary

8

8

1

1

Cavan 

2

2

0

1

Louth 

24

22

6

6

Monaghan 

2

1

0

1

Donegal 

7

2

0

3

Leitrim 

8

5

2

3

Sligo 

20

18

5

3

Carlow

9

8

1

2

Kilkenny

10

6

0

2

Waterford

17

11

5

9

Wexford

7

3

0

1

Cork 

49

51

10

14

Kerry

3

9

0

5

Galway 

42

62

10

20

Mayo 

5

7

2

2

Roscommon

1

3

0

1