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Five counties received less than 1% of Enterprise Ireland funding last year

They received €2,769,721 out of a total of almost €90 million

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FIVE COUNTIES received less than 1 per cent of Enterprise Ireland funding each last year.

Companies in these countries received a combined total of €2,769,721 in 2013, compared to millions more in populous areas such as Cork and Dublin.

Cork received close to almost €14 million, while Dublin doubled that to €31 million.

The figures were revealed in a parliamentary question from Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary to Minister Richard Bruton.

The Minister highlighted that the total of €89,993,994 in funding does not include payments to Infrastructural Clients, Community Enterprise Centres, or Employment Subsidy Schemes.

“In the context of Enterprise Ireland’s investment programme it is worth noting that in 2013, 12,532 full-time jobs were created by Enterprise Ireland assisted companies,” Bruton added.

“This is an increase of 2% on the number of EI assisted jobs created in 2012.”

Here’s the full breakdown. Click here to see a larger version of this table.

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