Ireland (Éire)

Scroll down for information about the bodies responsible for Structural Funds programmes and about the first level control or ask directly Interreg Europe representative in Ireland (Éire).

Please note that we follow the current NUTS 2013 classification, valid from 1 January 2015. It lists 98 regions at NUTS 1, 276 regions at NUTS 2 and 1342 regions at NUTS 3 level.

The territorial reform which took place after this date will be reflected once Eurostat updates the official NUTS classification.

North & West


  • Northern & Western Regional Assembly
  • The square BallaghaderreenCo. Roscommon
  • Galway 091
  • Ireland (Éire)
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  • Southern Regional Assembly Assembly House
  • 31, O'Connell Street
    IRL - Waterford
  • Ireland (Éire)
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Country-specific information

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.

For more information on the structural funds programmes in this country, please go to DG for Regional and Urban Policy website.

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:

Sharon Conway
First level controller
Phone: 00 353 94 986 29 70
E-mail: [email protected]

Control Body 2

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

Contact person:

Michael Buckley
Phone: 00 353 51 860700
Fax: 00 353 18 79887
E-mail: [email protected]

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.