2 June 2010 Edition
Seanad to debate Donegal job creation
“Of the 987 IDA supported companies in the state only 2 of these are in Donegal South West and indeed during Mary Coughlan’s tenure as Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, not a single visit was made by the IDA to Donegal South West,” Doherty said. “In a county where there are almost 21,000 people out of work, this kind of lack-lustre attitude to job creation is simply not good enough.
“The prioritisation of the east of the country in terms of foreign investment has been disastrous for Donegal and indeed the proposal on the part of Fine Gael to locate all future IDA sites in Dublin and Cork would be a smack in the face for the people of Donegal and should be vehemently opposed.”