14 February 2008 Edition
IDA must do more for Kerry employment
Martin Ferris welcomed the fact that the IDA recognised the impact of any job losses and that the IDA believes Kerry has many advantages for the promotion of foreign direct investment.
But Martin Ferris said that the people of Kerry have little confidence left in the IDA, given their abysmal record in attracting industry over the last five years.
“I do hope that Barry O’Leary, who is new in his position as CEO of the IDA, will do everything he can to ensure that Kerry is not treated as a peripheral county as it has been over recent years.”
Ferris called on the IDA to undertake a vigorous campaign to promote County Kerry over the coming years.