Northern Ireland

Varadkar, Sefcovic to announce €1bn of European funding for Northern Ireland

The funding will be received through a new EU programme known as PEACEPLUS

Leo Varadkar will be in Belfast to announce the new funding

Leo Varadkar, the Taoiseach, and Maros Sefcovic, the EU Commission vice-president, will be in Belfast today to announce a €1 billion funding plan for Northern Ireland.

They will be joined at the announcement in Belfast by a representative of the British government; Dr Jayne Brady, the head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service; and Paschal Donohue, the Minister for Public Expenditure.

The new funding plan will see €1.14 billion euro received through PEACEPLUS, a new ...