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Bairbre de Brún welcomes extended International Fund for Ireland money

13 October, 2006

Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún has this morning welcomed an additional funding pledge from the European Union for the International Fund for Ireland (IFI), after it was announced that 60 million euros between 2007 – 2010 was being proposed.


Speaking from St Andrew’s, Scotland Ms de Brún said:


“I want to welcome the pledge from European Commissioner Danuta Hubner that she was proposing 60 million euros over the next three years. the International Fund has positively contributed to a variety of important projects both in the six counties and the border region.


“Much good work has been undertaken with IFI assistance, particularly in the areas of reconciliation, peace building and cross border initiatives. Over this past year I have personally been involved in lobbying for additional IFI support and I am pleased that this looks likely to reach fruition.


“It is also important that the British Government deliver on its promise to help cement the peace process through a substantial peace dividend in the time ahead.” ENDS

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