Ireland gives more money to EU than it receives for first time

Ireland gives more money to EU than it receives for first time

Ireland has become a net contributor to the EU Budget for the first time.

It is reported that in 2014, the last year for which full data is available, Ireland paid €168m more to the Union than it received in grants and payments.

The Irish Independent reports that the country contributed €1.69bn, while receiving €1.52bn.

More in this Section

Video: Food deliveries using drones to begin in Dublin this monthVideo: Food deliveries using drones to begin in Dublin this month

Public fed up with EU warnings over Brexit delays, says Wetherspoons chiefPublic fed up with EU warnings over Brexit delays, says Wetherspoons chief

Coronavirus: Irish bank shares fall as Italy mulls EU budget requestCoronavirus: Irish bank shares fall as Italy mulls EU budget request

UK-EU trade talks set for choppy waters after fishing rowUK-EU trade talks set for choppy waters after fishing row


Lifestyle

From ocean-safe sunscreen to underwater camera casing, these items will make water-based holidays more enjoyable.Dive into a whole new world with this essential underwater kit

You can’t beat eggs at all hours. It’s a fact.Things you only know if breakfast food for dinner is your thing

More From The Irish Examiner