January 2014 :
IRISH REGIONS OFFICE BROCHURE (2008)
Find out more about our day-to-day functions and activities on behalf of Ireland's Regions by clicking on the image to the right.
EU at LOCAL & REGIONAL LEVEL in IRELAND
Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Mr. John Gormley, T.D. launched a new publication examining the role and influence of the EU in regional development across Ireland in September 2010. ‘Ireland & Europe: the European Union at local and regional level in Ireland’ was instigated by the Irish Regions Brussels Office with financial support from the European Commission Representation in Ireland. The booklet profiles the extent to which EU decisions impact at local level and how this level feeds into the European decision-making system; the current EU funding landscape for this sector; and a series of region-by-region examples of recent or ongoing projects supported by the EU.
Minister Gormley explained that he was “particularly conscious of the deep connections and inter-dependencies between the EU and the sub-national levels, including from policy and legislation perspectives’’. He continued to say that ‘’there can often be a tendency not to fully appreciate or understand these, and for this reason, the publication that we are launching here today is particularly important and welcome.”
Hard copies are available upon request from your Regional Authority.
MONTHLY EU NEWS BULLETIN
As part of its role in providing information and intelligence to Irish regions and their constituent local authorities the IRO produces a monthly bulletin, which it circulates to its contacts in the regions.
Download our latest EU Bulletins:
February-March 2014 (no .110)
January 2014 (no. 109)
Previous editions can be accessed below:
|Dec (no. 97)||Dec||Dec||Dec||Dec||Dec||Dec||Dec||Dec|
June (no. 103)
BI-MONTHLY EU POLICY REVIEWS
As part of a co-operation agreement with the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) in Ireland the IRO co-produces a bi-monthly review of EU policy developments. This is widely circulated to Irish regions and local authorities. Below are previous copies of these reviews:
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
IRO ANNUAL ACTIVITY REPORTS
The IRO Activity Report provides an overview of the activities of the office during a 12 month period.
IRO Activity Report 2007
The IRO produces a number of policy briefings, which are focused on specific policy issues.
Review of European Commission Work programme for 2011 (November 2010)
Submissionto the Sub-Committee on Ireland’s Future in the European Union of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on European Affairs (November 2008)
EU Regional Policy Briefings:
Conference Paper (April 2003) on ‘The Future of EU Regional Policy: A place for Ireland and its Regions’
EU Rural Development Policy Briefings:
EU Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Policy Briefings:
EU State Aid Briefings:
EU Research Policy Briefings:
The Regional Dimension of European Research (April 2004): Opportunities for Ireland’s Regions
As part of its information task the IRO produces occasional information
Guide to the EU Institutions (Feb 2006)
OCCASIONAL POSITION PAPERS
The IRO also produces a number of occasional Position Papers on behalf
of the Association of Irish Regions and the Irish Delegation to the Committee
of the Regions. It also assists individual regions in making submissions
on EU policy proposals:
Submission to the National Forum (Nov 2001)
Submission to the European Convention and National Forum (Oct 2002)
No vacancies at present.