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Friday, February 26, 2021

Minster Murphy welcomes €1bn PEACE PLUS budget

Finance Minister, Conor Murphy today (Monday) announced the Executive’s commitment to increase its funding to the 2021-27 PEACE PLUS programme, bringing the total budget to approximately €1bn.

Welcoming the €1bn programme budget, the Finance Minister said: Peace Plus will build on previous PEACE & INTERREG Programmes to promote peace and prosperity in Ireland. It will help mitigate the impact of Brexit and COVID, particularly on the most marginalised people and border communities.”

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The European Commission and the Irish Government have jointly committed €206m to the PEACE PLUS Programme with the British Government providing at least €560m (£500m) to the Programme. With the Executive €150m (£134m) and Irish Government €52m providing additional match funding, this will now result in a total PEACE PLUS Programme budget of approximately €1bn.

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Minister Murphy continued: “With funding now confirmed, the Special EU Programmes Body will shortly commence a public consultation. I would encourage everyone interested to respond to that consultation and have their say.”

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