19,851 Jobs Created in FDI companies – third consecutive year of strong growth under current strategy

210,443 now employed in IDA Ireland portfolio

Agency outlook positive for 2018 but cautions that significant downside risks remain

(Thursday, January 4th, 2018) – IDA IRELAND, the Irish Government agency responsible for attracting foreign direct investment to Ireland, has today announced that employment levels in foreign owned companies have reached 210,443. This figure surpasses the overall five year target of 209,000 which was set in 2015 in IDA Ireland’s Winning: Foreign Direct Investment 2015-2019 strategy.

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