IDA Ireland Projects Won To Date Will Lead To Over 8,000 JobsIDA Ireland, the foreign investment agency of the Irish Government, said today the country’s foreign investment performance was buoyant in the first-half of the year, with a growing number of new greenfield investments, expansions and transformations by existing companies.

Over 100 investments were secured in the first six months of 2014, compared to 70 at the same time last year.   Of the investments secured, 40% have come from companies investing in Ireland for the first time, with the remainder represented by expansions and transformations by existing companies. The investments are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland.

Delivering an update for the first six months of 2014, IDA said the projects approved during the first half of 2014 will lead to the creation of 8,000 jobs this year and over future years as the companies roll out their investment plans.

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