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The IDA brought just one potential investor to Kerry in the first quarter of this year.

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The figures released by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation show there was a total of 136 IDA Ireland sponsored site visits across the country in the first three months of the year.

During quarter one of 2016, Kerry had just one visit from a foreign company in an IDA Ireland sponsored site visit; that’s the fewest number of visits in Munster.

The figures released by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation show that Donegal, Leitrim, Longford, Offaly, Wexford, and Wicklow also only had had a single IDA visit between January and March.

The details were revealed by Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, while responding to questions from Limerick Fianna Fáil TD, Niall Collins.

Five counties had no IDA visits during the first quarter; Laois, Carlow, Cavan, Monaghan, and Roscommon.

In contrast, Dublin had the most at 57, while neighbours Cork had 11 IDA visits between January and March, and Limerick had nine.