24 May 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan Co Council are to seek a meeting with Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton and top IDA officials following the publication of statistics that reveal that the jobs agency created only three new employment posts in Co Monaghan in 2012.

A report in a recent edition of the Irish Independent by journalist Gordon Deegan which detailed the IDA’s job creation record last year on a county by county basis was cited by Fianna Fáil councillor Pádraig McNally when he moved an urgent business motion at Monday’s Co Council meeting.

The proposal asked the Council to “view with concern” the jobs figure for Co Monaghan and to seek an urgent meeting with the IDA and Minister Bruton to discuss it.

Colr McNally noted that 43 jobs had been created in Co Cavan, which was a low enough figure but significantly greater when compared to Co Monaghan. He thought there were opportunities being provided by new industries coming in from abroad that the IDA should be locating around the country.

Colr McNally believed the IDA’s record was “just not good enough at a time when we are trying to keep people from going abroad.” It represented a dismal showing for Co Monaghan, one the Council couldn’t sit idly by and accept.

The South Monaghan councillor added that …

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