European Parliament backs annual payment of €15 million to the IFI

The European Parliament has backed the annual payment of €15 million to the International Fund for Ireland, ending a legal question mark over the legality of the funding.

North West MEP Marian Harkin says the uncertainty arose following a judgement of the European Court of Justice, but the parliament has now resolved that.

Ms Harkin says the decision ensures that the support for many projects, including one in Donegal.