197. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the location and the timeframe for the construction of the IDA advanced building in Dundalk as announced in budget 2017; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 33100/16 asked on 03 Nov 2016 - IDA Portfolio)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor): In order to support the achievement of IDA Ireland’s target of increasing investment to all regions outside of Dublin by 30%-40%, the Government announced – as part of Budget 2017 – an increase in the Agency’s capital funding of 22%, bringing its total capital budget to €137 million. This increased allocation will help the Agency to progress the next three advance buildings as set out in IDA’s regional property invest...