IDA releases end of year report

The IDA says it is aiming to create 10,000 new jobs this year through foreign direct investments.

However the agency says restoring Ireland's image in the international media will be an essential part of the process to attract further investments.

Almost 11,000 new jobs were created by IDA supported companies last year - In Donegal 200 positions were created at United Health in Letterkenny while 75 new jobs were announced at Zeus, also based in Letterkenny.