Ireland

In this section you will find information about Interreg Europe in your country - who to contact for programme information, which organisations are responsible for Structural Funds, if there are any information seminars happening, what system of first level control is set up in your country and any other information specific to your location.

National point of contact

If you need basic information about the programme, if you have any questions on how the programme rules are interpreted in your country, if you want to check whether your organisation is eligible for funding, or if you want to know if there are any information events organised, then get in touch with your point of contact.

Gerry FINN
BMW Regional Assembly (From 01/01/2015 Northern & Western Regional Assembly)
The square Ballaghaderreen
Co. Roscommon
Ireland

Phone: + 353 949862970 
Fax: + 353 949862973
E-mail: gfinn@nwra.ie 

Stephen BLAIR
Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly (From 01/01/2015 Southern Regional Assembly)
Assembly House
31, O\'Connell Street
IRL - Waterford
Ireland

Phone: + 353 51860700
E-mail: sblair@southernassembly.ie 

Bodies responsible for Structural Funds programmes

You can find here the lists of the managing authorities and/or intermediate bodies of Investment for Growth and Jobs programmes and European Territorial Cooperation programmes. If policies under these programmes are addressed by a project, we would expect the relevant organisation to be partner. If they are not partners, the relevant organisation must sign the letter of support submitted with the project application.

National events

Details of any events organised in your country are published here. The national point of contact is responsible for the organisation and registration for national events.

National information day on Interreg Europe is an event for potential applicants. It is an opportunity to gain a deeper insight into the features of the new interregional cooperation programme. The event also offers inspiring examples of INTERREG IVC projects and their achievements.

11 June 2015TullamoreAgendaRegistration

First level control information

This section provides information on the system set up for first level control in your country. Any costs associated with this control are indicated so they can be planned for in any project budget.

The system

Ireland has opted for a centralised first level control system. Expenditure of Irish project partners will thus have to be checked and confirmed by the Regional Assembly from the region in which they are located:

Control Body 1

Northern and Western Regional Assembly
Finance Unit
The Square, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon 

Contact person:

Brendan Mooney
First level controller
Phone: 00 353 94 9877251
E-mail: bmooney@nwra.ie 

Control Body 2

Southern Regional Assembly
ETC first level control Unit
Assembly House, O’Connell Street, Waterford, Ireland

Contact person:

Michael Buckley
Auditor
Phone: 00 353 51 860700
Fax: 00 353 18 79887
E-mail: mbuckley@southernassembly.ie  

The costs

The costs resulting from the control can be reported as eligible costs in compliance with the relevant EU-regulations and programme rules. 

The costs of carrying out the first level control will be charged to the project partners:

  • For the Northern and Western Regional Assembly, the estimated costs for desk checks is EUR 500 per reporting period and an additional EUR 750 for one on-the-spot-check. 
  • For the Southern Regional Assembly, the costs for desk checks is estimated to range from EUR 350 to EUR 1,500 per reporting period (depending on the size and quality of the report and supporting documentation). For on-the-spot-checks, the actual travel and subsistence costs will be invoiced in addition to the costs of the checks (see rate mentioned above).

On-the-spot checks

The first level control body will organise on-the-spot-checks for each project partner at least once during the project lifetime. 

 

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