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Thursday, 14 November 2019

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

EU Funding

Photo of Dara CallearyDara Calleary (Mayo, Fianna Fail)
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57. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the funds allocated to Ireland over the 2014 to 2020 period and expended in each year and to date in 2019 between Exchequer and EU funding to the PEACE IV 2014-2020 Programme for Peace and Reconciliation and INTERREG, in tabular form. [47059/19]

Photo of Paschal DonohoePaschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)
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The PEACE IV Programme (2014-20) supports peace and reconciliation in the border counties of Ireland and Northern Ireland.  The programme has a total funding allocation of €269,610,964, including Irish ERDF of €49,551,086 and Irish national match/exchequer funding of €8,744,309.

The INTERREG VA Programme (2014-20) aims to build social and economic cohesion in the Irish border counties, Northern Ireland and western Scotland, with a total funding allocation of €282,761,995.  This includes €71,230,000 Irish ERDF and €12,570,000 national match/exchequer funding.

Both programmes are managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

Claims for expenditure are paid retrospectively, with the SEUPB making the first expenditure claim to the Commission in 2017.  The yearly breakdown of expenditure claims paid is set out in the following table:

Claims Paid by Year PEACE IV Irish ERDF €  PEACE IV Irish Match/Exchequer €  INTERREG VA Irish ERDF €  INTERREG VA Irish Match/Exchequer € 
2017  414,726 73,188 656,704 115,393
2018 2,911,664 513,831 5,158,657 817,346
2019 4,155,144 733,286 7,192,749 1,170,041


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