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 Header Item Written Answers Nos. 146 - 162
 Header Item Student Support Schemes Issues
 Header Item School Enrolments
 Header Item Student Support Schemes Issues
 Header Item International Agreements
 Header Item Apprenticeship Programmes
 Header Item Health Services Staff Training
 Header Item Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest
 Header Item Public Procurement Contracts Expenditure
 Header Item Flood Prevention Measures
 Header Item Departmental Expenditure
 Header Item Departmental Expenditure
 Header Item Public Procurement Regulations
 Header Item International Agreements
 Header Item Jobs Data

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 820 No. 3

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Written Answers Nos. 146 - 162

Student Support Schemes Issues

 146. Deputy Ann Phelan Information on Ann Phelan Zoom on Ann Phelan asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn in regard to the residential qualifications for those applying to Student Universal Support Ireland, if an applicant is under 23 years of age on 1 January in the year of entry, or re-entry, to an approved course, the applicant is not considered to be living independently of their parents-guardians, even if the applicant is not living with them; if this is the case where the applicant has a spouse; if only mature students, that is those over the age of 23, who are living away from home are considered to be independent applicants and will be assessed as such; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [48264/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn For student grants purposes, a student may be assessed as an independent student if he/she has attained the age of 23 on the 1 of January of the year of first entry to an approved post leaving certificate course or an approved higher education course, or of re-entry to an approved course following a break in studies of at least three years, and is not ordinarily resident with his/her parents from the previous 1 October. Otherwise he/she would continue to be assessed on the basis of his/her parents' income.

In recognition of the fact that a student under 23 years of age can be estranged from his/her parents, it is possible under the student grant scheme, as an exceptional measure, for such a student to be assessed without reference to his/her parents/guardians income. However, compelling independent evidence of estrangement must be provided to the grant awarding authority to enable this. The type of independent evidence includes a letter from a social worker or other appropriate officer of the Health Service Executive explaining the circumstances of the estrangement. Confirmation that a student is living separately from his/her parents/guardians is not sufficient.

Where an individual applicant has had an appeal turned down, in writing, by SUSI, and remains of the view that SUSI has not interpreted the scheme correctly in his/her case, an appeal form outlining the position may be submitted by the applicant to the Student Grant Appeals Board. The relevant appeal form will be available on request from SUSI. I have no plans at present to change the eligibility arrangements in respect of students under the age of 23 who apply for a student grant.

School Enrolments

 147. Deputy Dara Murphy Information on Dara Murphy Zoom on Dara Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn the position regarding a child (details supplied) in Dublin 24 who is unable to obtain a school place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48280/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn I wish to advise the Deputy that the policy of my Department is to secure the maximum possible level of inclusion of students with special educational needs in mainstream primary and post-primary schools, in order to ensure that as many children as possible can be educated with their peers within their own community. My Department therefore provides for a range of placement options and supports for schools which have enrolled pupils with special educational needs in order to ensure that, wherever a child is enrolled, s/he will have access to an appropriate education.

  Children with special educational needs may be enrolled in a mainstream school and attend all mainstream classes and receive additional teaching support through the learning support and/or resource teacher, they may enrol in a mainstream school and attend a special class or they may enrol in a special school. The enrolment of a child to a school is a matter in the first instance for the parents of the child and the Board of Management of a school.

  My Department has no role in relation to processing applications for enrolment to schools. The National Educational Welfare Board (NEWB) is the statutory agency which can assist parents who are experiencing difficulty in securing a school place for their child. The NEWB will try to help parents to find a school placement if their child has been unable to secure a school placement to date. The NEWB can be contacted at National Educational Welfare Board, National Headquarters, 16-22 Green Street, Dublin 7 or by telephone at 01-8738700.

  In addition, the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) Special Education Needs Organisers (SENOs) can assist parents to identify appropriate educational placements for children with special educational needs. Parents may contact their local SENO directly to discuss their child's special educational needs and to seek assistance in identifying placement options, using the contact details available on www.ncse.ie.

  The NCSE also recently published a Guide for Parents and Guardians of Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs on Choosing a Schools. This guide is also available at www.ncse.ie. Finally, where a parent seeks to enrol their child in a school and that school refuses to enrol a pupil, the school is obliged to inform parents of their right under Section 29 of the Education Act 1998 to appeal that decision to the Secretary General of my Department. Only where an appeal under Section 29 is upheld, may the Secretary General of my Department direct a school to enrol a pupil.

Student Support Schemes Issues

 148. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien Information on Jonathan O'Brien Zoom on Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn if he will reverse the decision of Student Universal Support Ireland which has refused to pay the contribution fee in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork who was enrolled in a social work degree in USI, having previously moved back to his parents' house due to ill-health; if he feels that it is sufficient that grown adults are refused education funding based on their parents' incomes when they are not guaranteed that their parents will fund a course; the options open to students in those circumstances; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [48312/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn Officials in my Department have confirmed that the student referred to by the Deputy has appealed the decision of the awarding authority to the independent Student Grants Appeals Board. The appeal was received by the Board on 31st October 2013 and will be heard within the timeframe set out in the Student Support Act 2011. The student will be notified directly of the outcome of the appeal.

International Agreements

 149. Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn if a cost benefit analysis has been undertaken by his Department on the impact of Ireland signing the Antarctic treaty; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [48318/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn A cost benefit analysis has not been undertaken by my Department on the impact of Ireland signing the Antarctic treaty.

Apprenticeship Programmes

 150. Deputy Willie Penrose Information on Willie Penrose Zoom on Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn when the report and recommendations of the review group which is currently examining the apprenticeship scheme will be available; the steps he will take to establish a credible apprenticeship system which would facilitate young persons to achieve qualifications in various trades; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48338/13]

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy Ciarán Cannon): Information on Ciarán Cannon Zoom on Ciarán Cannon In order to provide a modern and flexible Irish Apprenticeship System, reflective of the relevant skills requirements of industry and potential apprentices, my Department is currently in the process of carrying out a comprehensive review of the Apprenticeship System. The independent Apprenticeship Review Group has recently met with relevant stakeholders who provided submissions to the Review Group on how best to improve the current apprentice system in order to discuss their individual submissions further. It is expected that the Review Group will produce recommendations to my Department by the end of the year.

Health Services Staff Training

 151. Deputy Dara Murphy Information on Dara Murphy Zoom on Dara Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn his plans to establish a short term health care assistant traineeship course via SOLAS as offered by other institutions; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [48361/13]

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy Ciarán Cannon): Information on Ciarán Cannon Zoom on Ciarán Cannon I understand that SOLAS already has an established, validated programme at Level 5 on the NFQ titled Healthcare Support, which was previously titled Healthcare Assistant Traineeship. This programme is consistent with other Healthcare Assistant programmes, as they are all validated against QQI-FETAC award requirements and learning outcomes. The delivery of this programme along with other training programmes will be considered as part of the SOLAS planning process for 2014.

Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest

 152. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae Information on Michael Healy-Rae Zoom on Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin if he intends to use FEMPI as a negotiating tool for all future contracts in view of the fact that it was introduced during an emergency; his views on whether the emergency is not over pending final exit from the bailout programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [47778/13]

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Brendan Howlin): Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin Under Section 12 of the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2013, as Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, I am required to review the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Acts 2009 to 2013 annually. The review determines their operation, effectiveness and impact, having regard to the overall economic conditions of the State and national competitiveness. The review also considers whether or not any of the provisions of the Acts continue to be necessary having regard to the revenues of the State and commitments in respect of public service pay and pensions. The outcome of the review is laid before each House of the Oireachtas. The next review is required in June 2014.

Public Procurement Contracts Expenditure

 153. Deputy Clare Daly Information on Clare Daly Zoom on Clare Daly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin his plans to protect subcontractors whose companies are jeopardised by the main contractor failing to pay their invoices in a timely manner, undermining the viability of these companies and threatening the jobs in them. [47805/13]

 154. Deputy Clare Daly Information on Clare Daly Zoom on Clare Daly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin his plans to protect subcontractors in cases of large State contracts where the main contractor is fully paid, but leaves subcontractors unpaid jeopardising these smaller companies and their employees.  [47804/13]

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Brendan Howlin): Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin I propose to take Questions Nos. 153 and 154 together.

Under a public contract the contractual relationship is between the public body and the main contractor. A public body has no contractual ties with a subcontractor engaged by a main contractor. Any contractual relationship is exclusively a matter between the main contractor and its sub-contractor.

The general issue of policy relating to payments between businesses is a matter for my colleague Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. The rules governing prompt payment have been transposed into Irish law by the European Communities (Late Payment in Commercial Transactions) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 580 of 2012). This legislation acts as a deterrent to late payment by establishing a clear expectation in law that payment will be made according to agreed terms. It lays down specific deadlines for the payment of invoices and establishes a right to compensation in the event of late payment in all commercial transactions, whether they relate to public or private transactions.

The enforcement of contractual rights, including any rights and obligations provided for by the Regulations, is a matter for individual suppliers. If the purchaser refuses to pay prompt/late payment interest and compensation to the supplier, then the supplier can seek their own legal advice on the matter. The supplier can also decide not to pursue prompt/late payment and compensation from a purchaser if he/she so wishes but is legally entitled to claim where such payment would apply. I am informed by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation that the Regulations do not provide for any enforcement role for that Department in respect of these matters.

I would add that I am keenly aware of the difficulties being experienced by sub-contractors in this current economic climate. In this regard, my colleague, Minister of State Brian Hayes TD worked with Senator Fergal Quinn earlier this year on the development of the Construction Contracts Bill which was enacted on 29 July 2013 (Construction Contracts Act No 34. 2013).

The Act seeks to address the issue of non-payment to construction contractors who have completed work on construction contracts by setting minimum standards for the payment provisions in construction contracts (whether the contracts are written or otherwise). In addition, if a payment dispute arises, then the Act also provides for a swift and cost effective adjudication process. This will provide a route for sub-contractors to achieve redress in the event that non-payment occurs.

The Construction Contracts Act (relating to construction Contractors and sub-contractors) operates outside the Prompt Payment Legislation, in that the Construction Contracts Act provides further protections on prompt payment, but, the Prompt Payment legislation does apply to contractors and sub-contractors also.

The Action Plan for Jobs 2013 contains commitments in respect of a Code of Conduct on Prompt Payments to improve cash flow for business and to take steps to enhance awareness of the need for prompt payments by all elements of business. This Code which is currently being finalised by the various business representative bodies with the support of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, is aimed at improving cash flow between businesses and also helping address the culture of late payments in Ireland.

In addition my colleague, John Perry, T.D, Minister for Small Business recently announced a national Late Payment Information Campaign, which will start on the 9th December in Dublin before being rolled out to other parts of the country early in the New Year.

Flood Prevention Measures

 155. Deputy Colm Keaveney Information on Colm Keaveney Zoom on Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin following works carried out by the Office of Public Works to a bridge near a person's land (details supplied) in County Galway, his plans to rectify the drainage issues causing flooding to this person's property; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47920/13]

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Brian Hayes): Information on Brian Hayes Zoom on Brian Hayes Following an inspection of the site earlier this year, drainage maintenance staff from the Office of Public Works have recently unblocked the culvert at this location. Maintenance of the channel was carried out in 2012, and the next scheduled maintenance is in 2016.

The works carried out by the OPW on the bridge at this location have not caused or contributed to the drainage problem. The levels of water in this channel flow to a swallow hole, which in turn flows underground. When the underground flow path fills to capacity there is nowhere for the water to go. The swallow hole determines the water levels in the channel. I understand that there is no readily available solution to improve the drainage of these lands and, therefore, the OPW will not be carrying out any further works at this location, apart from maintenance.

Departmental Expenditure

 156. Deputy Lucinda Creighton Information on Lucinda Creighton Zoom on Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin if he will provide in tabular form, for each year since his Department was formally established, the total cumulative amount in euro paid by his Department to companies (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [48083/13]

 157. Deputy Lucinda Creighton Information on Lucinda Creighton Zoom on Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin if he will provide in tabular form, for each year since 2003, the total cumulative amount in euro paid by his Department for non-audit services to companies (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [48114/13]

 158. Deputy Lucinda Creighton Information on Lucinda Creighton Zoom on Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin if he will detail in tabular form for each year since 2003, the total cumulative amount in euro paid by his Department to companies (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48135/13]

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Brendan Howlin): Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin I propose to take Questions Nos. 156 to 158, inclusive, together.

  In response to the Deputy’s questions I can confirm that, since the formation of my Department in July 2011, no payments were made to any of the companies you inquired about with the exception of the following:

Company Name Year Amount
Deloitte 2013 €209,541.38
- 2012 €87,330.00
- 2011 €65,914.75
Grant Thornton 2013 €24,206.40
- 2012 €31,586.40

Departmental Expenditure

 159. Deputy Lucinda Creighton Information on Lucinda Creighton Zoom on Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin if he will provide in tabular form, for each year since the Department was formally established, the total cumulative amount in euro paid by his Department to senior counsel; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [48147/13]

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Brendan Howlin): Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin The following table sets out the amounts paid to senior counsels by my Department since it was formally established.

2011 2012 2013 Total
0 71,678.25 81,508.41 153,186.66

Public Procurement Regulations

 160. Deputy Michelle Mulherin Information on Michelle Mulherin Zoom on Michelle Mulherin asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin the procedure to be followed by a public body to obtain a derogation from public procurement rules in order to include a social clause to favour long term unemployed and apprenticeship and training as part of the enforceable contract performance conditions in services and works contracts which it awards to third parties; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48219/13]

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Brendan Howlin): Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin The Deputy may be aware that a provisional agreement on the Public Procurement Package (Classical Directive, Utilities Directive and Concessions Directive) was reached under the Irish Presidency of the European Council. The inclusion of social considerations in public procurement procedures, specifically at the contract award stage, is an issue that is being addressed in the reform of the procurement directives. In this regard, the revised directive, when implemented, should provide greater scope and legal clarity in relation to the use of social criteria at contract award stage.

Notwithstanding the publication of the revised procurement directives, the use of a social clause requiring a building contractor to recruit a certain percentage of those employed on a public works construction site from the ranks of the long term unemployed is being piloted on a limited number of schools projects under the Devolved Schools Programme being procured by the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills. Tenders are currently being evaluated on the first bundle of schools being procured under this Programme. Once the first contract is awarded, the monitoring phase of the pilot programme can commence to ensure that the mechanisms included in the revisions to the contract are measuring and monitoring the targeted benefits during the execution of the contract.

Where clauses are included in a contract requiring the successful tenderer to employ a certain number of workers as part of the performance of a contract, this must be monitored both to establish the success of the initiative but also because such a measure comes at a cost to the contractor. Were it to be ignored post-award then unsuccessful tenderers could legitimately challenge the award of the contract on the basis that their tender included the actual cost of complying with the requirement of the contract which was not reflected in the performance of the contract.

Once this phase is completed the contract amendments necessary to meet these requirements will be included in the €1.5 billion, PPP element of the €2.25 billion Stimulus Programme that I announced in July 2012. However it is not intended to include the amendments incorporating these social clauses in the public works contracts generally since there is a substantial risk that doing so would cause considerable displacement of those already in employment. The Stimulus Programme represents an additional Government spending commitment on top of the €17 billion funding contained in the ‘Infrastructure and Capital Investment 2012 – 2016’ published in November 2011. Those projects funded under the Stimulus Programme that are not PPP projects may apply the amended forms of contract, provided they are of an appropriate scale, but must first seek the sanction of the Government Contracts Committee for Construction to depart from the standard form of public works contract.

International Agreements

 161. Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin if a cost-benefit analysis has been undertaken by his Department on the impact of Ireland signing the Antarctic treaty; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [48325/13]

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Brendan Howlin): Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin In response to the Deputy’s question I am not aware of any administrative burdens that would necessitate a cost benefit analysis to be undertaken by my Department resulting from the impact of Ireland signing the Antarctic treaty.

Jobs Data

 162. Deputy Brendan Griffin Information on Brendan Griffin Zoom on Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton if he will provide a breakdown by county in tabular form of the jobs created, jobs lost and net jobs created here; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [47719/13]

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton The following Tables set out the number of jobs created, jobs lost, net jobs created, in each county, in respect of client companies of: Enterprise Ireland; County Enterprise Boards and IDA Ireland over the past seven years, i.e.  in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 including a breakdown of full time and part time jobs.

  Appendix 1 sets out the statistical figures for Enterprise Ireland. The Forfas Annual Employment Survey 2012 is the active time series and is the source for the attached data. The sample of companies changes year on year. As companies enter the population or have transferred agency, companies have the opportunity to revisit the employment numbers for the previous year when they are filling out the survey.

  Appendix 2 sets out the statistical figures for the County Enterprise Boards (CEBs) (Tables 1-4). It should be noted that prior to 2010, CEBs could only report on the number of jobs existing in CEB-supported companies. In 2010, the CEBs’ data recording system was changed thereby enabling them to produce figures for jobs existing, job gains and job losses for the years from 2010 onwards.

  Appendix 3 sets out the statistical figures for IDA Ireland.

Appendix 1 - List of Full and Part Time Jobs in Enterprise Ireland supported Companies

Wexford

Contract/Part Time Jobs

337

390

442

495

518

481

521

Wicklow

Full Time Jobs

4,459

4,326

3,928

3,263

3,137

3,122

3,339

Wicklow

Full Time Gains

165

285

265

91

215

204

410

Wicklow

Full Time Losses

-270

-418

-663

-756

-341

-219

-193

Wicklow

Full Time Change

-105

-133

-398

-665

-126

-15

217

Wicklow

Contract/Part Time Jobs

376

475

620

540

564

518

424

Total

Full Time Jobs

165,169

168,374

161,922

142,919

138,552

142,122

145,460

Total

Full Time Gains

19,892

17,412

13,191

8,888

10,987

14,023

12,861

Total

Full Time Losses

-12,597

-14,207

-19,643

-27,891

-15,354

-10,453

-9,523

Total

Contract/Part Time Jobs

16,538

16,656

17,269

18,887

21,256

24,237

23,991

Appendix 2



Table 1: County Enterprise Boards Employment Statistics 2012



CEB Full Time Employees Part Time Employees Full Time Gains Full Time Losses Net Full Time

Gains/ Losses
Carlow 1258 415 254 -94 160
Cavan 1071 436 138 -131 7
Clare 1255 599 200 -120 80
Cork City 796 114 52 -52 0
Cork North 400 77 59 -30 29
Cork South 1089 256 179 -108 71
Cork West 638 350 83 -77 6
Donegal 1578 856 131 -311 -180
Dublin City 2067 552 382 -364 18
Dublin Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown 1802 839 337 -64 273
Dublin Fingal 1237 491 240 -205 35
Dublin South 1076 441 168 -113 55
Galway County/City 1556 169 124 -165 -41
Kerry 1236 749 316 -369 -53
Kildare 800 313 133 -160 -27
Kilkenny 775 204 84 -155 -71
Laois 652 344 69 -99 -30
Leitrim 340 183 35 -45 -10
Limerick City 654 270 100 -151 -51
Limerick County 1058 192 73 -81 -8
Longford 831 265 79 -100 -21
Louth 866 441 148 -177 -29
Mayo 1000 329 43 -50 -7
Meath 1107 341 175 -94 81
Monaghan 902 386 120 -155 -35
Offaly 742 294 75 -90 -15
Roscommon 612 258 81 -106 -25
Sligo 813 475 117 -87 30
Tipperary(NR) 365 160 41 -125 -84
Tipperary(SR) 706 325 53 -17 36
Waterford City 665 265 76 -106 -30
Waterford County 590 204 110 -105 5
WestMeath 1022 379 130 -218 -88
Wexford 1193 445 269 -163 106
Wicklow 678 653 184 -115 69
Grand Total 33430 13070 4858 -4602 256

Table 2: County Enterprise Boards Employment Statistics 2011



CEB Full Time Employees Part Time Employees Full Time Gains Full Time Losses Net Full Time

Gains/ Losses
Carlow 1098 324 190 -138 52
Cavan 1062 392 154 -124 30
Clare 1175 668 56 -33 23
Cork City 796 109 41 -108 -67
Cork North 371 77 57 -105 -48
Cork South 1018 214 164 -139 25
Cork West 632 364 77 -94 -17
Donegal 1758 700 310 -316 -6
Dublin City 2062 478 293 -186 107
Dublin Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown 1063 414 159 -117 42
Dublin Fingal 1202 512 98 -84 14
Dublin South 1006 389 122 -82 40
Galway County/City 1597 136 250 -711 -461
Kerry 1289 918 348 -368 -20
Kildare 830 345 106 -208 -102
Kilkenny 846 255 151 -147 4
Laois 682 319 136 -160 -24
Leitrim 336 184 61 -117 -56
Limerick City 743 253 174 -140 34
Limerick County 1033 205 190 -135 55
Longford 852 248 117 -130 -13
Louth 895 447 255 -241 14
Mayo 1007 328 63 -163 -100
Meath 1026 254 358 -163 195
Monaghan 937 363 111 -121 -10
Offaly 760 327 224 -95 129
Roscommon 654 278 107 -94 13
Sligo 783 444 121 -101 20
Tipperary(NR) 449 147 88 -48 40
Tipperary(SR) 667 321 77 -251 -174
Waterford City 590 226 178 -186 -8
Waterford County 589 174 59 -80 -21
WestMeath 1111 418 188 -211 -23
Wexford 1088 478 167 -255 -88
Wicklow 607 591 81 -250 -169
Grand Total 32614 12300 5331 -5901 -570

Table 3: County Enterprise Boards Employment Statistics 2010



CEB Full Time Employees Part Time Employees Full Time Jobs Gains Full Time Jobs Losses Net Full TimeGains/ Losses
Carlow 1046 397 160 -56 104
Cavan 1063 414 205 -185 20
Clare 1150 637 69 -62 7
Cork City 856 100 63 -133 -70
Cork North 419 84 24 -128 -104
Cork South 993 193 102 -83 19
Cork West 649 306 65 -49 16
Donegal 1676 610 188 -232 -44
Dublin City 1975 510 468 -780 -312
Dublin Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown 1021 518 318 -158 160
Dublin Fingal 1186 369 110 -157 -47
Dublin South 966 379 136 -84 52
Galway County/City 2056 150 149 -311 -162
Kerry 1301 824 287 -224 63
Kildare 932 298 169 -130 39
Kilkenny 842 207 72 -69 3
Laois 654 199 80 -165 -85
Leitrim 392 150 42 -44 -2
Limerick City 699 253 105 -122 -17
Limerick County 976 141 75 -47 28
Longford 863 247 111 -135 -24
Louth 894 375 87 -50 37
Mayo 1137 423 212 -157 55
Meath 766 234 80 -228 -148
Monaghan 946 333 106 -55 51
Offaly 630 318 56 -84 -28
Roscommon 634 279 43 -135 -92
Sligo 767 346 125 -91 34
Tipperary(NR) 409 165 66 -161 -95
Tipperary(SR) 854 381 96 -11 85
Waterford City 569 205 82 -128 -46
Waterford County 612 156 96 -116 -20
WestMeath 1126 320 166 -144 22
Wexford 1174 432 151 -150 1
Wicklow 761 529 146 -94 52
Grand Total 32994 11482 4510 -4958 -448


Table 4: County Enterprise Boards Employment Statistics 2006 - 2009
Number of jobs existing in CEB supported companies
2006
2007
2008
2009
Carlow
887.50
920.00
924.00
843.0
Cavan
941.50
1,067.00
1,075.50
947.0
Clare
1,440.50
1,555.00
1,496.50
1,417.5
Cork City
685.00
916.00
892.00
770.5
Cork North
394.00
461.50
462.00
387.0
Cork South
902.50
996.50
942.50
916.0
Cork West
682.50
689.50
643.50
571.0
Donegal
1,384.50
1,629.50
1,816.50
1,688.0
Dublin City
1,514.50
1,548.00
1,811.00
1,873.0
Fingal
866.00
991.50
1,061.00
1,050.0
South Dublin
966.00
990.50
954.00
855.5
DunLaoghaire/Rathdown
605.00
776.50
851.00
807.0
Galway City & Co.
1,493.00
1,716.00
1,688.00
1,743.0
Kerry
922.00
981.00
1,089.00
1,170.50
Kildare
857.00
1,004.50
975.00
897.5
Kilkenny
865.50
784.50
782.50
664.0
Laois
950.00
953.00
848.50
656.0
Leitrim
430.50
396.00
368.50
300.5
Limerick City
840.50
946.00
682.50
590.5
Limerick Co.
946.00
922.50
890.00
842.0
Longford
733.50
788.50
787.00
745.0
Louth
1,293.00
1,198.00
1,212.50
973.5
Mayo
1,249.00
1,295.00
1,314.50
1,223.0
Meath
1,062.50
1,064.50
1,026.00
908.0
Monaghan
993.50
1,061.50
912.00
873.5
Offaly
833.00
930.50
792.00
593.5
Roscommon
836.00
895.00
853.50
620.0
Sligo
713.50
756.50
788.00
735.0
Tipperary NR
549.50
574.50
519.50
413.0
Tipperary SR
687.50
809.50
783.50
655.5
Waterford City
866.50
832.00
809.50
662.0
Waterford Co
636.00
665.50
587.50
547.0
Westmeath
1,139.00
1,220.00
1,131.00
1,004.5
Wexford
1,318.00
1,405.50
1,252.00
1,076.0
Wicklow
794.50
804.00
789.00
707.5
Totals 32,279.00 34,545.50 33,811.00
30,726.50

Appendix 3 - IDA Ireland Employment Statistics

County Employment Data
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
                 
Cavan Total New Jobs Created
15
21
-17
12
80
-3
0
Cavan Job Losses
-63
-2
-26
-56
-50
-22
-39
Cavan Total Net Change in Employment
-48
19
-43
-44
30
-25
-39
                 
Louth Total New Jobs Created
213
-7
79
-33
89
225
390
Louth Job Losses
-287
-172
-212
-245
-337
-58
-45
Louth Total Net Change in Employment
-74
-179
-133
-278
-248
167
345
                 
Monaghan Total New Jobs Created
61
-34
-19
6
42
19
6
Monaghan Job Losses
-3
-16
-14
-17
-14
-82
-10
Monaghan Total Net Change in Employment
58
-50
-33
-11
28
-63
-4
                 
Donegal Total New Jobs Created
-63
189
41
81
245
274
140
Donegal Job Losses
-644
-116
-48
-28
-216
-22
-18
Donegal Total Net Change in Employment
-707
73
-7
53
29
252
122
                 
Leitrim Total New Jobs Created
-4
-56
130
-33
77
26
-37
Leitrim Job Losses
-117
-50
-43
-30
-81
-199
-152
Leitrim Total Net Change in Employment
-121
-106
87
-63
-4
-173
-189
                 
Sligo Total New Jobs Created
238
44
83
73
71
177
86
Sligo Job Losses
-149
-255
-64
-137
-244
-51
-138
Sligo Total Net Change in Employment
89
-211
19
-64
-173
126
-52
                 
Laois Total New Jobs Created
20
-7
-3
19
14
2
-1
Laois Job Losses
-46
-43
-20
-11
-1
-27
-23
Laois Total Net Change in Employment
-26
-50
-23
8
13
-25
-24
                 
Longford Total New Jobs Created
173
-9
27
9
23
-11
31
Longford Job Losses
-20
-79
-88
-74
-127
-50
0
Longford Total Net Change in Employment
153
-88
-61
-65
-104
-61
31
                 
Offaly Total New Jobs Created
106
-17
112
-42
-37
53
55
Offaly Job Losses
-76
-91
-48
-127
-284
-78
-1
Offaly Total Net Change in Employment
30
-108
64
-169
-321
-25
54
                 
Roscommon Total New Jobs Created
31
17
40
32
-31
84
64
Roscommon Job Losses
-14
-30
0
-91
-63
-12
0
Roscommon Total Net Change in Employment
17
-13
40
-59
-94
72
64
                 
Westmeath Total New Jobs Created
226
369
175
77
221
147
318
Westmeath Job Losses
-278
-245
-222
-480
-40
-56
-30
Westmeath Total Net Change in Employment
-52
124
-47
-403
181
91
288
                 
Galway Total New Jobs Created
903
486
-247
89
868
1,898
993
Galway Job Losses
-563
-619
-764
-1,047
-510
-169
-297
Galway Total Net Change in Employment
340
-133
-1,011
-958
358
1,729
702
                 
Mayo Total New Jobs Created
202
204
112
54
71
149
162
Mayo Job Losses
-102
-83
-126
-159
-19
-87
-58
Mayo Total Net Change in Employment
100
121
-14
-105
52
62
20
                 
Clare Total New Jobs Created
1
28
174
43
23
70
66
Clare Job Losses
-52
-35
-16
-93
-21
-40
-28
Clare Total Net Change in Employment
-51
-7
158
-50
2
30
29
                 
Limerick Total New Jobs Created
-625
-90
-1,599
-492
-22
242
592
Limerick Job Losses
-256
-452
-694
-2,519
-428
-133
-99
Limerick Total Net Change in Employment
705
54
-1,717
-2,667
-124
109
502
                 
Tipperary North Total New Jobs Created
21
5
0
-137
17
23
-1
Tipperary North Job Losses
-48
-100
-46
-188
-99
-3
-6
Tipperary North Total Net Change in Employment
-27
-95
-46
-325
-82
20
-7
                 
Cork Total New Jobs Created
2,623
1,824
1,667
850
2,460
1,791
2,208
Cork Job Losses
-1,161
-1,695
-1,488
-2,364
-967
-870
-991
Cork Total Net Change in Employment
1,462
129
179
-1,514
1,493
921
1,217
                 
Kerry Total New Jobs Created
84
129
73
24
69
166
114
Kerry Job Losses
-161
-47
-108
-416
-144
-182
-8
Kerry Total Net Change in Employment
-77
82
-35
-392
-75
-16
106
                 
Carlow Total New Jobs Created
-6
-31
39
54
65
197
132
Carlow Job Losses
-110
-262
-28
-75
-202
0
-1
Carlow Total Net Change in Employment
-116
-293
11
-21
-137
197
131
                 
Kilkenny Total New Jobs Created
30
98
7
-7
77
-8
133
Kilkenny Job Losses
-20
-53
-9
-112
-2
-5
0
Kilkenny Total Net Change in Employment
10
45
-2
-119
75
-13
133
                 
Tipperary South Total New Jobs Created
152
834
278
205
75
3
153
Tipperary South Job Losses
-130
-15
-26
-93
-177
-279
-155
Tipperary South Total Net Change in Employment
22
819
252
112
-102
-276
-2
                 
Waterford Total New Jobs Created
-110
394
260
100
230
-152
20
Waterford Job Losses
-350
-183
-483
-569
-439
-764
-186
Waterford Total Net Change in Employment
-460
211
-223
-469
-209
-916
-166
                 
Wexford Total New Jobs Created
41
57
92
-30
197
18
52
Wexford Job Losses
-50
-59
-73
-89
-67
-47
-106
Wexford Total Net Change in Employment
-9
-2
19
-119
130
-29
-54
                 
Dublin Total New Jobs Created
4,995
4,148
4,445
2,250
4,397
7,160
6,763
Dublin Job Losses
-2,332
-4,076
-4,248
-6,920
-4,428
-3,066
-3,059
Dublin Total Net Change in Employment
2,663
72
197
-4,670
-31
4,094
3,704
                 
Kildare Total New Jobs Created
539
-148
17
-85
1,509
385
115
Kildare Job Losses
-474
-723
-626
-1,513
-418
-377
-489
Kildare Total Net Change in Employment
65
-871
-609
-1,598
1,091
8
-374
                 
Meath Total New Jobs Created
116
143
108
63
63
84
36
Meath Job Losses
-399
-43
-307
-188
-83
-28
-103
Meath Total Net Change in Employment
-283
100
-199
-125
-20
56
-67
                 
Wicklow Total New Jobs Created
292
148
69
42
5
65
137
Wicklow Job Losses
-293
-87
-327
-270
-174
-243
-110
Wicklow Total Net Change in Employment
-1
61
-258
-228
-169
-178
27

Appendix 1 – List of Full and Part Time Jobs in Enterprise Ireland supported Companies

County Data
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Carlow Full Time Jobs
2,582
2,506
2,423
1,965
1,952
2,106
2,137
Carlow Full Time Gains
267
194
223
40
225
253
152
Carlow Full Time Losses
-147
-270
-306
-498
-238
-99
-121
Carlow Full Time Change
120
-76
-83
-458
-13
154
31
Carlow Contract/Part Time Jobs
152
189
164
158
200
204
190
Cavan Full Time Jobs
4,570
4,682
4,645
3,995
3,925
4,021
4,151
Cavan Full Time Gains
446
265
335
89
196
369
374
Cavan Full Time Losses
-711
-153
-372
-739
-266
-273
-244
Cavan Full Time Change
-265
112
-37
-650
-70
96
130
Cavan Contract/Part Time Jobs
159
179
165
223
315
366
396
Clare Full Time Jobs
1,808
1,907
1,812
1,547
1,618
1,552
1,580
Clare Full Time Gains
211
214
86
50
202
94
133
Clare Full Time Losses
-123
-115
-181
-315
-131
-160
-105
Clare Full Time Change
88
99
-95
-265
71
-66
28
Clare Contract/Part Time Jobs
116
183
175
200
227
270
194
Cork Full Time Jobs
19,934
19,528
19,408
17,287
16,411
17,784
18,629
Cork Full Time Gains
1,680
1,722
1,320
1,143
1,160
1,997
1,663
Cork Full Time Losses
-2,403
-2,128
-1,440
-3,264
-2,036
-624
-818
Cork Full Time Change
-723
-406
-120
-2,121
-876
1,373
845
Cork Contract/Part Time Jobs
2,069
1,880
1,959
1,999
1,950
2,144
2,199
Donegal Full Time Jobs
3,329
3,535
3,342
2,767
2,662
2,784
2,655
Donegal Full Time Gains
485
486
270
164
218
301
180
Donegal Full Time Losses
-296
-280
-463
-739
-323
-179
-309
Donegal Full Time Change
189
206
-193
-575
-105
122
-129
Donegal Contract/Part Time Jobs
551
569
574
659
665
722
706
Dublin Full Time Jobs
54,105
56,328
54,961
50,318
48,859
49,477
50,159
Dublin Full Time Gains
7,457
6,423
4,704
3,864
4,535
3,938
4,097
Dublin Full Time Losses
-3,786
-4,200
-6,071
-8,507
-5,994
-3,320
-3,415
Dublin Full Time Change
3,671
2,223
-1,367
-4,643
-1,459
618
682
Dublin Contract/Part Time Jobs
7,058
7,296
7,373
8,167
9,588
11,854
11,612
Galway Full Time Jobs
6,174
6,393
6,107
5,470
5,494
5,901
6,063
Galway Full Time Gains
835
818
532
386
617
855
572
Galway Full Time Losses
-609
-599
-818
-1,023
-593
-448
-410
Galway Full Time Change
226
219
-286
-637
24
407
162
Galway Contract/Part Time Jobs
459
538
666
650
653
908
1,119
Kerry Full Time Jobs
3,599
3,536
3,415
3,156
3,092
3,230
3,318
Kerry Full Time Gains
217
255
260
172
142
232
194
Kerry Full Time Losses
-343
-318
-381
-431
-206
-94
-106
Kerry Full Time Change
-126
-63
-121
-259
-64
138
88
Kerry Contract/Part Time Jobs
414
336
470
445
514
503
478
Kildare Full Time Jobs
5,279
5,068
4,736
4,698
4,450
5,160
5,450
Kildare Full Time Gains
342
388
351
476
295
1,082
534
Kildare Full Time Losses
-278
-599
-683
-514
-543
-372
-244
Kildare Full Time Change
64
-211
-332
-38
-248
710
290
Kildare Contract/Part Time Jobs
417
426
410
351
546
655
632
Kilkenny Full Time Jobs
3,704
3,932
3,722
3,071
2,920
2,869
3,089
Kilkenny Full Time Gains
261
346
176
74
140
150
320
Kilkenny Full Time Losses
-232
-118
-386
-725
-291
-201
-100
Kilkenny Full Time Change
29
228
-210
-651
-151
-51
220
Kilkenny Contract/Part Time Jobs
526
492
448
492
581
570
580
Laois Full Time Jobs
1,429
1,466
1,390
1,106
1,059
991
929
Laois Full Time Gains
189
124
93
23
76
158
76
Laois Full Time Losses
-32
-87
-169
-307
-123
-226
-138
Laois Full Time Change
157
37
-76
-284
-47
-68
-62
Laois Contract/Part Time Jobs
93
74
62
101
96
107
182
Leitrim Full Time Jobs
802
767
726
575
537
536
574
Leitrim Full Time Gains
65
39
44
11
31
46
54
Leitrim Full Time Losses
-73
-74
-85
-162
-69
-47
-16
Leitrim Full Time Change
-8
-35
-41
-151
-38
-1
38
Leitrim Contract/Part Time Jobs
136
54
51
59
71
71
62
Limerick Full Time Jobs
7,925
7,888
7,311
6,337
6,113
6,048
6,279
Limerick Full Time Gains
2,165
810
498
344
418
289
684
Limerick Full Time Losses
-640
-847
-1,075
-1,318
-642
-354
-453
Limerick Full Time Change
1,525
-37
-577
-974
-224
-65
231
Limerick Contract/Part Time Jobs
609
533
580
678
723
693
745
Longford Full Time Jobs
1,821
1,884
1,864
1,693
1,575
1,529
1,557
Longford Full Time Gains
164
136
141
120
74
86
116
Longford Full Time Losses
-323
-73
-161
-291
-192
-132
-88
Longford Full Time Change
-159
63
-20
-171
-118
-46
28
Longford Contract/Part Time Jobs
67
76
73
124
132
121
120
Louth Full Time Jobs
5,100
5,409
5,257
4,523
4,247
4,225
4,328
Louth Full Time Gains
557
672
472
205
255
389
299
Louth Full Time Losses
-215
-363
-624
-939
-531
-411
-196
Louth Full Time Change
342
309
-152
-734
-276
-22
103
Louth Contract/Part Time Jobs
591
462
489
563
662
741
681
Mayo Full Time Jobs
3,412
3,440
3,297
3,106
2,942
3,127
3,054
Mayo Full Time Gains
317
426
289
203
144
716
197
Mayo Full Time Losses
-123
-398
-432
-394
-308
-531
-270
Mayo Full Time Change
194
28
-143
-191
-164
185
-73
Mayo Contract/Part Time Jobs
195
194
262
327
338
343
362
Meath Full Time Jobs
5,330
5,007
4,740
4,294
4,288
4,450
4,771
Meath Full Time Gains
1,078
686
325
350
301
362
615
Meath Full Time Losses
-272
-1,009
-592
-796
-307
-200
-294
Meath Full Time Change
806
-323
-267
-446
-6
162
321
Meath Contract/Part Time Jobs
550
406
485
558
681
772
597
Monaghan Full Time Jobs
4,812
4,793
4,093
3,236
3,195
3,311
3,463
Monaghan Full Time Gains
529
322
341
74
252
391
294
Monaghan Full Time Losses
-265
-341
-1,041
-931
-293
-275
-142
Monaghan Full Time Change
264
-19
-700
-857
-41
116
152
Monaghan Contract/Part Time Jobs
220
241
228
241
309
361
408
Offaly Full Time Jobs
3,050
3,050
3,353
2,749
2,730
2,731
2,699
Offaly Full Time Gains
440
304
689
100
266
173
139
Offaly Full Time Losses
-121
-304
-386
-704
-285
-172
-171
Offaly Full Time Change
319
0
303
-604
-19
1
-32
Offaly Contract/Part Time Jobs
147
171
174
224
165
199
193
Roscommon Full Time Jobs
1,931
1,998
1,646
1,323
1,191
1,165
1,119
Roscommon Full Time Gains
112
220
39
37
46
108
29
Roscommon Full Time Losses
-251
-153
-391
-360
-178
-134
-75
Roscommon Full Time Change
-139
67
-352
-323
-132
-26
-46
Roscommon Contract/Part Time Jobs
121
79
66
97
140
125
106
Sligo Full Time Jobs
1,626
1,622
1,560
1,271
1,281
1,332
1,508
Sligo Full Time Gains
139
107
87
74
131
140
247
Sligo Full Time Losses
-122
-111
-149
-363
-121
-89
-71
Sligo Full Time Change
17
-4
-62
-289
10
51
176
Sligo Contract/Part Time Jobs
126
153
186
286
198
191
130
Tipperary North Riding Full Time Jobs
2,905
3,089
2,522
2,166
2,221
2,293
2,162
Tipperary North Riding Full Time Gains
203
297
91
23
161
127
49
Tipperary North Riding Full Time Losses
-163
-113
-658
-379
-106
-55
-180
Tipperary North Riding Full Time Change
40
184
-567
-356
55
72
-131
Tipperary North Riding Contract/Part Time Jobs
74
70
141
212
287
273
317
Tipperary South Riding Full Time Jobs
3,032
3,444
3,373
2,837
2,641
2,187
2,151
Tipperary South Riding Full Time Gains
167
520
321
56
80
123
81
Tipperary South Riding Full Time Losses
-230
-108
-392
-592
-276
-577
-117
Tipperary South Riding Full Time Change
-63
412
-71
-536
-196
-454
-36
Tipperary South Riding Contract/Part Time Jobs
311
359
332
275
333
359
383
Waterford Full Time Jobs
5,214
5,503
5,093
3,914
3,919
4,217
4,063
Waterford Full Time Gains
419
804
492
317
431
909
692
Waterford Full Time Losses
-199
-515
-902
-1,496
-426
-611
-846
Waterford Full Time Change
220
289
-410
-1,179
5
298
-154
Waterford Contract/Part Time Jobs
430
607
500
478
558
455
414
Westmeath Full Time Jobs
2,895
2,943
2,948
2,242
2,151
2,181
2,352
Westmeath Full Time Gains
394
238
379
92
154
340
275
Westmeath Full Time Losses
-140
-190
-374
-798
-245
-310
-104
Westmeath Full Time Change
254
48
5
-706
-91
30
171
Westmeath Contract/Part Time Jobs
234
224
174
285
242
231
240
Wexford Full Time Jobs
4,342
4,330
4,250
4,010
3,942
3,793
3,881
Wexford Full Time Gains
588
311
368
310
222
191
385
Wexford Full Time Losses
-230
-323
-448
-550
-290
-340
-297
Wexford Full Time Change
358
-12
-80
-240
-68
-149
88
Wexford Contract/Part Time Jobs
337
390
442
495
518
481
521
Wicklow Full Time Jobs
4,459
4,326
3,928
3,263
3,137
3,122
3,339
Wicklow Full Time Gains
165
285
265
91
215
204
410
Wicklow Full Time Losses
-270
-418
-663
-756
-341
-219
-193
Wicklow Full Time Change
-105
-133
-398
-665
-126
-15
217
Wicklow Contract/Part Time Jobs
376
475
620
540
564
518
424
Total Full Time Jobs
165,169
168,374
161,922
142,919
138,552
142,122
145,460
Total Full Time Gains
19,892
17,412
13,191
8,888
10,987
14,023
12,861
Total Full Time Losses
-12,597
-14,207
-19,643
-27,891
-15,354
-10,453
-9,523
Total Contract/Part Time Jobs
16,538
16,656
17,269
18,887
21,256
24,237
23,991


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