Peace Plus: Northern Ireland to get 858m in funding

2023-09-11 05:21:46  • 2 mins

By Jayne McCormack

BBC News NI political correspondent

A peace funding announcement of more than 1bn (858,000,000) for Northern Ireland will be officially launched in Belfast later on Monday.

It is for a scheme known as Peace Plus, a successor to programmes which have run since 1995 in NI and the border counties in the Republic of Ireland.

The money is being made available from 2021 until 2027.

The UK government is contributing 730m to the total allocation.

European Commission vice-President Maros efovi will visit Belfast along with Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar for the announcement.

They will be joined by Secretary of State Chris Heaton-Harris, the head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service Dr Jayne Brady and Irish Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe.

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