It's emerged that large areas of the country are not considered by foreign investors looking at locating industry here in Ireland-including Leitirm and Donegal, according to new figures in the Irish Independent today.
The figures which are provided by Minister for Enterprise, Richard Bruton show that no visits by potential foreign investors were recorded in the two counties to the end of May 2012.
Also included in the counties not visited by foreign investors were Carlow, Kerry, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Meath, Monaghan, Roscommon, Tipperary and Wexford.
Dublin was the greatest benefactor receiving 85 out of 162 investor visits in the first five months of this year. This was followed by Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Galway.
Minister Bruton says leading global corporations require a significant population pool, access to qualified talent, world-standard physical and digital infrastructure coupled with the availability of sophisticated professional and business support services.