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Ireland and the E.U. Structural Funds

E.U. Structural and Cohesion Funds have been one of the contributing factors to Ireland’s recent economic growth. Total investment under two programming periods 1989 to 1999 will amount to approximately €30 billion, with the Structural Funds and Cohesion Funds contributing €11 billion (this figure includes the C.S.F.’s 1989-1993 and 1994-1999, Community Initiatives and Cohesion Funds). This financial support has enabled Ireland to proceed with its planned upgrade of the roads network, education and training, and the productive sector.

Since joining the E.U. in 1973 Ireland has received over €17 billion in E.U. Structural and Cohesion Funds support (to end 2003). Under the current programming period 2000-2006, Ireland will receive €3.35 billion from the Structural Funds. The Cohesion Fund contributed €586m to Ireland during the period 2000-2003.

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