IDA Ireland has reported a strong performance in 2014 with the creation of over 15,000 new jobs. When job losses were taken into account, the net increase in employment was over 7,000, one of the highest net levels of job creation in a decade. (Full IDA statement
otal employment in FDI in Ireland now stands at almost 175,000 people, the highest level in the history of IDA Ireland.
There were 197 investments in 2014, equating to a 20% increase on 2013. There was a notable rise in new name investment, with 88 new name investors in 2014, equating to a 13% increase on 2013.
Among the leading investments secured during the year were Chamber members such as Amazon, Bristol Myers Squibb, Fidelity, LinkedIn, Survey Monkey, Air Bnb, PayPal, Johnson & Johnson, West Pharmaceuticals, Zendesk, Adroll and New Relic. (Latest Investments>>)
Commenting on the outlook for 2015, IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said: "Based on the immediate IDA pipeline, covering the first quarter of 2015, we are optimistic about the future flow of investment into Ireland. In relation to the remainder of the year we are cautiously optimistic Ireland is in a good position to win significant business across a range of sectors."