Limerick companies benefitted from more than €4 million in funding from Enterprise Ireland last year, according to Fine Gael Limerick TD, Patrick O’Donovan. Deputy O’Donovan raised the matter in a Parliamentary Question to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD.
“The fact that Enterprise Ireland paid a total of €4,040,402 to companies in Limerick in 2012 shows the level of support the State is giving to indigenous firms here. Enterprise Ireland supports Irish exporting firms, many of whom had a good year in 2012.
“Figures released earlier this month show that Irish exporting companies created more than 13,600 last year. Three quarters of the new jobs have been outside the Dublin/Mid East region; meaning indigenous companies in Limerick and other parts of the Mid West are successfully growing and creating jobs.
“Irish exports are leading the recovery; our export levels were higher last year than at any stage during the boom. We now need to build on this momentum, and the on going support of Enterprise Ireland will be essential if firms in Limerick are to continue to expand.
“Enterprise Ireland companies support more than 300,000 jobs in the Irish economy. I will continue to work with the Government to ensure as many firms as possible are supported in Limerick by both Enterprise Ireland and the IDA.”