Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

PQ No. 120 – 7th October – JobPlus Progress by County

To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the progress of JobsPlus since its introduction; the number and locations, by county, of businesses participating; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

– Seán Kyne.



Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection (Joan Burton T.D):

The JobsPlus Scheme was introduced from 1st July, 2013. Monthly payments are made to employers who employ persons who have been at least twelve months on the Live Register. At the end of September 2014, payments were been made to 2,272 employers in respect of 2,999 new jobs.

Table 1 below shows the number of businesses, by county, who are receiving a JobsPlus payment for one or more employees.



County No of Businesses
Dublin 641
Cork 198
Galway 138
Limerick 95
Louth 90
Donegal 85
Kerry 80
Wexford 78
Tipperary 77
Meath 76
Kildare 72
Wicklow 66
Mayo 65
Waterford 56
Westmeath 53
Laois 51
Clare 44
Sligo 44
Monaghan 43
Kilkenny 41
Offaly 36
Cavan 34
Longford 34
Carlow 32
Roscommon 26
Leitrim 17
Total 2272