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 Header Item Written Answers Nos. 106 - 112
 Header Item Sale of State Assets
 Header Item Job Creation Data
 Header Item Small and Medium Enterprises Supports
 Header Item Credit Guarantee Scheme Review

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 816 No. 2

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Written Answers Nos. 106 - 112

Sale of State Assets

 106. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan Information on Bernard Durkan Zoom on Bernard Durkan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin the extent to which the disposal of State assets remains included in options for consideration by his Department; if such options are likely to be used as a last resort; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42752/13]

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Brendan Howlin): Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin The scope and content of the Government’s State Assets Disposal Programme was agreed by Government in February 2012. No additional State assets are under consideration for inclusion in the State Assets Disposal Programme at this time.

Job Creation Data

 107. Deputy Derek Nolan Information on Derek Nolan Zoom on Derek Nolan asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton if he will provide, in tabular form, a county breakdown of the number of jobs created by State agencies such as the Industrial Development Agency and Enterprise Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42613/13]

 108. Deputy Derek Nolan Information on Derek Nolan Zoom on Derek Nolan asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton if he will provide, in tabular form, a breakdown of the number of jobs created by State agencies such as the Industrial Development Agency and Enterprise Ireland in Galway city; if he will also provide the numbers for the constituency of Galway West; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42614/13]

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton I propose to take Questions Nos. 107 and 108 together.

  The Forfás Annual Employment Survey reports on job gains and losses in companies that are supported by the enterprise development agencies. Details of the number of full time jobs created in each year from 2008 to 2012 in IDA and Enterprise Ireland client companies is set out on a county by county basis in the following tabular statements.

  Data is compiled on an annualized basis and is aggregated at county level. The information is provided by companies on a confidential basis for statistical purposes only. It is therefore not possible to provide information for individual locations in a particular county.

  I am pleased to say that 2012 was a particularly good year for job creation in Agency supported companies, with IDA client companies creating a total of 12,722 gross new full time jobs and Enterprise Ireland client companies creating a total of 12,861 gross new full time jobs.

Table 1 -   Table showing the number of new jobs created on a county by county basis by Enterprise Ireland supported companies in each of the years from 2008 to 2012

County 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Carlow 223 40 225 253 152
Cavan 335 89 196 369 374
Clare 86 50 202 94 133
Cork 1,320 1,143 1,160 1,997 1,663
Donegal 270 164 218 301 180
Dublin 4,704 3,864 4,535 3,938 4,097
Galway 532 386 617 855 572
Kerry 260 172 142 232 194
Kildare 351 476 295 1,082 534
Kilkenny 176 74 140 150 320
Laois 93 23 76 158 76
Leitrim 44 11 31 46 54
Limerick 498 344 418 289 684
Longford 141 120 74 86 116
Louth 472 205 255 389 299
Mayo 289 203 144 716 197
Meath 325 350 301 362 615
Monaghan 341 74 252 391 294
Offaly 689 100 266 173 139
Roscommon 39 37 46 108 29
Sligo 87 74 131 140 247
Tipperary North 91 23 161 127 49
Tipperary South 321 56 80 123 81
Waterford 492 317 431 909 692
Westmeath 379 92 154 340 275
Wexford 368 310 222 191 385
Wicklow 265 91 215 204 410


Table 2 –   Table showing the number of new jobs created on a county by county basis by IDA Ireland supported companies in each of the years from 2008 to 2012
County 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Carlow 74 49 87 75 116
Cavan 32 18 52 3 43
Clare 140 123 30 27 37
Cork 2,116 1,108 1,393 1,990 1,979
Donegal 67 63 152 271 186
Dublin 4,351 2,284 5,037 6,864 6,389
Galway 636 442 789 1,047 859
Kerry 86 25 50 163 74
Kildare 113 30 1,228 398 176
Kilkenny 1 0 17 33 180
Laois 0 17 10 3 2
Leitrim 35 5 65 7 1
Limerick 286 172 163 233 400
Longford 30 8 4 0 24
Louth 75 33 43 109 386
Mayo 132 97 183 69 126
Meath 132 30 38 53 68
Monaghan 15 19 28 0 3
Offaly 29 22 25 31 31
Roscommon 41 0 12 51 53
Sligo 103 54 53 93 149
Tipperary North 13 0 14 22 0
Tipperary South 262 252 56 84 10
Waterford 176 112 146 72 75
Westmeath 134 231 128 194 252
Wexford 120 14 174 51 111
Wicklow 53 39 13 66 60

Small and Medium Enterprises Supports

 109. Deputy Derek Nolan Information on Derek Nolan Zoom on Derek Nolan asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton if he will provide a county breakdown, in tabular form, of the number of businesses which have used State supports such as the microfinance fund and the credit guarantee scheme.  [42615/13]

 110. Deputy Derek Nolan Information on Derek Nolan Zoom on Derek Nolan asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton if he will provide a county breakdown in tabular form of the number of businesses in Galway West which have used State supports for Irish businesses such as the micro-finance fund and the credit guarantee scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [42616/13]

 111. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien Information on Jonathan O'Brien Zoom on Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton the take-up of the partial loan guarantee scheme and microenterprise loan scheme for each year that it has been in operation.  [42621/13]

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton I propose to take Questions Nos. 109 to 111, inclusive, together.

  Quarterly progress reports on the Microenterprise Loan Fund and the SME Credit Guarantee Scheme are published on my Department’s website www.enterprise.gov.ie. The progress report detailing the analysis and performance of both Schemes for the quarterly period ending 30th June 2013 is available on my Department’s website. I intend to publish the next progress reports to end September 2013 by mid-October, when the reports have been finalised.

Credit Guarantee Scheme Review

 112. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien Information on Jonathan O'Brien Zoom on Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton the findings and recommendations of the external review of the partial loan guarantee scheme; and if he will make public the full review. [42622/13]

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton I gave a commitment to review the Credit Guarantee Scheme (CGS) after 12 months of operation. The Scheme has been operational since 24 October 2012. As at 4th October there were 69 live CGS facilities resulting in €9.7m being sanctioned through the Scheme by the participating lenders resulting in 433 new jobs being created and 139 jobs maintained.   

  As take-up continued to be slow, the Scheme was recently independently reviewed with a view to identifying the reasons for this and recommending changes to the Scheme design. The Review included detailed consultations with all key stakeholders.   A Steering Group, chaired by my Department, is currently assessing the expert Review and will shortly report back to me outlining what action needs to be taken to amend the Scheme. I intend to publish the Review once this assessment is complete.


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