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EI turns €152m profit

INVESTMENT agency Enterprise Ireland earned €152m in profit on its investments in companies providing Irish jobs over the last 10 years.

The best year for EI was listed as 2000 when the group turned a profit of more than €90m.

And 2007 and 2009 were the two worst years for the agency and the group made losses of €9.8m and €9.4m.

A parliamentary question by Labour's Kevin Humphreys has overall outlined that the agency turned a profit in eight of the last 12 years.