Udaras reports a net loss of 21 jobs in Donegal last year

It's emerged that Udaras na Gaeltachta sustained a net loss of 21 jobs in Donegal last year.

The figure is contained in the authority's annual report, which has just been published.

A total of 204 new jobs were created in the Donegal Gaeltacht in 2009. When job losses are taken into account, overall employment declined by 225 jobs in comparison with the previous year.

The majority of job losses arose from the closure of Euro Iompu Teo on the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park, and also as a result of companies reducing their workforce in an effort to sustain their business.

The total employed full-time in Údarás assisted companies in the Donegal Gaeltacht was 2,250 at year end.

The experience in Udaras in Donegal reflected the national trend, with 710 new jobs created across the country, while 721 were lost.