“In Meath, 6,855 people are employed in the 164 companies supported by the Department of Jobs, through Enterprise Ireland.
“These companies created 387 additional new jobs in Meath in 2015, an increase of 6% on the previous year.
“Over 2,050 additional new EI jobs have been created in Meath since the launch of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs. This compares to over 800 job losses in the last three years of Fianna Fáil’s term in Government (2008 – 2010).
“This job creation is having an important knock on impact. For every job created in an EI supported company, it is estimated that one additional job is created elsewhere in the economy, so approximately another 2,000 indirect jobs have been created in Meath since the launch of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs.