Monaghan statistics reveal that just two IDA sponsored visits have taken place since 2006

It makes the third least visited county by IDA sponsored investor site visits since 2006

It makes the third least visited county by IDA sponsored investor site visits since 2006

Yet shockingly that compares to 179 site visits to County Louth for the same period.

The statistic follows a Dail question posed by Deputy Michael Healy Rae to Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton asking how many visits the IDA made to Kerry with industrialists putting forward proposals for them to locate in the county.

It has also been revealed that four local authority staff in Monaghan are paid over e100,000 it has been confirmed this week.

In response to a question from Deputy Joan Collins, Minister for the Minister, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan said: “As of 31 March, 2012 there were 235.8 local authority staff, consisting of City and County Managers, Assistant Managers and Directors of Service, on salary scales the maximum points of which are in excess of e100,000.”

Four of these were in Co Monaghan, while neighbouring counties Louth and Cavan had six and five respectively.