This page contains information on the bodies responsible for Structural Funds programmes and on the first level control in Ireland. You may also speak directly with the Interreg Europe representatives in Ireland.
The file immediately below details the managing authorities and intermediate bodies in each country. For Ireland, open sheet IE in the file.
You'll find a summary of the 2021-2027 control system in the xlsx file just after the 'Contacts' section below.
First level control information
Please see the table below for a summary each country's control system for the 2021-2027 period.
This section provides information on the system set up for first level control in Ireland. The costs associated with this control are indicated so that they can be planned for in project budgets.
Ireland uses a centralised first level control system. Irish project partner's expenditure will therefore need 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
Carmel Carrick First level controller Phone: 00 353 87 6258271 E-mail: [email protected]
Control Body 2
Southern Regional Assembly ETC first level control Unit Assembly House, O’Connell Street, Waterford, Ireland
Michael Buckley Auditor Phone: 00 353 51 860700 Fax: 00 353 18 79887 E-mail: [email protected]
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 costs for desk checks is estimated to range from EUR 500 to EUR 750 per reporting period; and from EUR 750 to EUR 1,200 for one on-the-spot checks (depending on the size of the report). 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). For the Southern Regional Assembly, the costs for desk checks is estimated to range from EUR 250 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)
The first level control body will organise on-the-spot-checks for each project partner at least once during the project lifetime.