Employment increases to record levels in 2023 among Enterprise Ireland backed firms

The semi-state agency said its client companies recorded the third year of consecutive jobs growth and now employ more than 225,000 people

Leo Clancy, chief executive of Enterprise Ireland, said 2023 had presented a “challenging business environment” for Irish export-focused companies

Employment levels among Enterprise Ireland supported Irish companies reached a record high last year thanks to continued growth in the food, life sciences and construction sectors.

On Tuesday, Enterprise Ireland, the semi-state support agency that works with Irish export firms, said employment levels among its client companies increased by 5 per cent last year to just over 225,000 – the highest ever recorded.

The agency said Irish firms had created more than 15,000 new jobs ...