Companies backed by state agencies report increase in job creation
New figures show 5.4 per cent rise in employment at firms backed by agencies
Employment in Irish-owned firms has increased by 27 per cent from the low point in 2011
The data shows businesses backed by Enterprise Ireland, IDA and Údarás na Gaeltachta, reported full and part-time employment of more than 409,041 jobs in 2016. This marks a 5.4 per cent rise compared to the previous year.