Murphy alarm at lack of IDA visits

Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy, right, has hit out at the Government for “continuing to ignore” the regions in its job creation strategy.

  New figures released to Fianna Fáil reveal that there have only been three IDA site visits to Roscommon in 2015 and 2016. In contrast, there were 446 visits in Co. Dublin over the same period.

  Deputy Murphy commented: “Roscommon has been left behind by Fine Gael and these figures are further evidence that the regions are simply not a priority for this Government. There has been no sense of urgency in its attempts to secure investment for the county and this is blatantly obvious in these latest figures. The appointment of another Dublin Minister to the Department of Jobs is a clear indication of where this Government’s priorities lie.”