Call for IDA to focus more on job creation in Donegal

A Donegal senator has accused the IDA of a lack of effort when it comes to creating jobs in the county.

The growth in IDA supported jobs in Donegal since 2000 is fewer than half the national average, while it supports fewer companies in the county today (12) than they did in 2000 (14).

And two of those companies, Pramerica and Optum (United Health Group) employ two thirds of the total IDA supported jobs in Donegal (2200 out of 3,389).

Speaking in the Seanad, Senator Padraig MacLochlainn:

But Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation Heather Humphreys says the IDA are doing their best to bring jobs in Co Donegal: