IDA Ireland Client Companies Created 12,722 New Jobs in 2012• Net job creation of 6,570 by IDA clients represents highest level in a decade• Job losses In FDI sector fell sharply due to company transformations and competitiveness gains

• 2013 pipeline promising, but challenges due to global slowdown and increasing FDI competition

JANUARY 7th 2013 (DUBLIN) - IDA Ireland, the Irish Government agency responsible for attracting foreign direct investment, has reported the creation of 12,722 new jobs during 2012. IDA client companies added a total of 6,570 new net jobs, the IDA’s third consecutive year of growth in net employment. Job losses at IDA client companies were the lowest for a decade.In total there were 145 individual investments, with 66 (over 40%) from companies coming to Ireland for the first time. The IDA client base in Ireland now employs 152,785 people, a level last recorded before the global financial crisis began in 2008. Net job creation rose to 6,570 from 5,934 last year.Read full press release