2 June 2010 Edition

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Seanad to debate Donegal job creation

Pearse Doherty

Pearse Doherty

Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty has secured a debate in the Seanad on the need for the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and innovation to make towns in Donegal South West a priority for future IDA investment. Doherty has called for a comprehensive strategy from the IDA to promote Donegal.
“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.”

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