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January 2014 :

'HORIZON 2020: Guidance on selected calls for proposals and topics (2014/2015) for Ireland’s local & regional government sectors' (PDF)

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IRISH REGIONS OFFICE BROCHURE (2008)

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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.”

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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:

May (no. 112)

April (no. 111)

February-March 2014 (no. 110)

January 2014 (no. 109)

 

Previous editions can be accessed below:

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December

(no. 108)

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November

(no. 107)

Nov (no. 96)

Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov

October

(no. 106)

Oct (no. 95)

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September

(no. 105)

Sept (no. 94)

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July      

(no. 104)

July (no. 93)

July July July July July July  July  July

June           (no. 103)

June (no. 92)

June June June June June June   June  June

May 

(no. 102)

May (no.91)

May May May May May     May  May  May

April

(no. 101)

March/April

April April April April April  April  April   April

March

(no. 100)

Jan/Feb

March March March March March   March   March March

February

(no. 99)

 

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January

(no. 98)

 

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BI-MONTHLY EU POLICY REVIEWS

Latest issue: Spring 2010

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

Oct-Nov.                 Oct.-Nov                Oct.-Nov.               Oct.-Nov.               Oct.-Nov. 

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Feb.-March             Feb.-March            Feb.-March            Feb.-March     

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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

IRO Activity Report 2006

IRO Activity Report 2005

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POLICY BRIEFINGS

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)
Paper

 

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:

Rural Development Policy Up-date (March 2005)

Rural Development Policy Up-date (May 2005)

 

 

EU Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Policy Briefings:

EU Policy for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency (September 2006)

 

 

EU State Aid Briefings:

Regional Aid Up-date (June 2004)

Regional Aid Up-date (August 2005)

 

 

EU Research Policy Briefings:

The Regional Dimension of European Research (April 2004): Opportunities for Ireland’s Regions

 

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INFORMATION GUIDES

As part of its information task the IRO produces occasional information guides:

Guide to the EU Institutions (Feb 2006)

 

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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)

Response to the European Commission's White Paper on a "European Communication Policy" (July 2006)

 

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