Irish Funds Regional Roadshow Recap 2019

Irish Funds Regional Roadshow Roundup

regional employment funds industryFollowing the publication of the Indecon Report earlier in the year, Irish Funds engaged in a Regional Roadshow across Ireland. From May to September, Irish Funds held roundtable events with business leaders, politicians and other industry participants in seven counties across the country.

These regional events sought to highlight the key findings of the report and the positive impact the funds industry is having in terms of employment and economic contribution throughout the country.

Key findings – Economic impact of the funds industry on the Irish economy

  • Regional employment opportunities across a significant number of our major cities and towns
  • 150+ companies directly employing over 16,000 people in 10 different counties
  • The Irish funds industry makes a €14 billion contribution to economic output nationally which is dispersed in communities across Ireland
  • Almost 33,000 total employment impact across the country
  • The funds industry contributes €837 million annually in direct taxes to the exchequer

Regional Events – Locations and dates in 2019

  • Kilkenny (10 May) – where the report found that 772 full time employees work in the funds industry.
  • Limerick (13 May) – where the report found that 936 full time employees work in the funds industry.
  • Kildare / Naas (17 May) – where the report found that 558 full time employees work in the funds industry in Kildare, Louth, Sligo and Waterford.
  • Galway (20 May) – where the report found that 413 full time employees work in the funds industry.
  • Wexford (21 May) – where the report found that 439 full time employees work in the funds industry.
  • Cork (10 June) – where the report found that 1,346 full time employees work in the funds industry.
  • Donegal (6 September) – where employment in the sector has been growing and represents a key opportunity for economic development.

Local press releases, media coverage and interviews followed each regional roundtable event and included media outlets such as: KCLR 86 FM Radio, Leinster Leader, Galway Bay FM, Highland Radio.

More on the regional impact of the funds industry across Ireland

Watch our video:

Irish Funds Regional / Indecon Video

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