There has been an almost 60% fall-off in the number of IDA-sponsored site visits by companies looking to invest in Clare so far this year.
There were just two such visits between July and September of this year, bringing the total number this year to nine.
That’s on pace to fall well short of the total number of 22 recorded last year.
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Offaly, Westmeath, Louth, Sligo, Waterford, Kerry and Mayo were among the counties which had more of these visits in the last quarter.
Former Ennis Mayor Fine Gael’s Johnny Flynn is disappointed with the figures: