There was a net gain of eleven jobs in Údarás-supported companies in the Donegal Gaeltacht last year.
This was despite a total of 223 new jobs being created there last year. The figure was offset by job lossses, including the loss of 32 jobs when Éist agus Cuidiú Teo ceased trading and ten jobs when Wiss Medi Teo also ceased trading.
The figures were revealed in the End of Year Results 2012 for Údarás na Gaeltachta.
According to the report, there were 1,878 full-time equivalent jobs in Údarás-supported companies in the Donegal Gaeltacht at year end.
New jobs were created in companies such as Euroflex Teo and R.A.Pacáistí Teo on the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park, Randox Teo in An Clochán Liath and, most substantially, Earagail Éisc in Mín an Aoire in South West Donegal, with an increase of 46 new jobs.
When job losses are taken into account, there was a modest net gain of 11 new jobs in the Donegal Gaeltacht. Companies in the tourism, construction-related, and services industries shed jobs.
A number of significant projects were approved by Údarás during the year which will involve a total investment of over €14m and the creation of approximately 60 new jobs when the projects are up and running.
See this Thursday’s Donegal Democrat for the full story.