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European Funding

The EU provides funding for a broad range of projects and programmes covering various areas, from education, research, employment, regional development to the environment, humanitarian aid, agriculture, and the marine, among many others. Significant support is available to small and medium-sized businesses, non-governmental and civil society non-profit organisations, young people, researchers, farmers, and public bodies, to name a few.

European Structural & Investment Funds

The European Structural and Investment Funds support economic development across all of the European Union. These Funds make up over half of the European Union’s budget. The Funds work together to invest in education, research, and job creation to help create a sustainable and healthy economy across the whole of the country. They are also spent on protecting our environment, and on supporting rural and coastal communities.

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0.36 billion
European Structural and Investment Funding between 2014-2020
Projects supported by the European Social Fund in Ireland
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Projects supported by the European Regional Development Fund in Ireland

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Minister @mmcgrathtd has welcomed the agreement reached between the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament on the Brexit Adjustment Reserve. The agreement will see Ireland receive just over €1 billion of Brexit funding. Read more:

Minister @mmcgrathtd on €311m of European Union funding provided to support Ireland's purchase of Personal Protective Equipment. Read the full press release here -

The results are in! The EU Funds team conducted a Public Attitudes and Awareness survey at the end of 2020. To find out more and give your opinion check out

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