Partnership Agreement
Ireland’s Partnership Agreement – Amended May 2016
This partnership agreement sets out the strategic direction for Ireland’s investment of European Structural and Investment Funds in the 2014 to 2020 period.

Reports, Regulations, Guidance and Circulars

Reports

Southern and Eastern Regional Operational Programme Annual Implementation Report
Southern and Eastern Regional Operational Programme Annual Implementation Reports
These annual reports summarise the implementation of the Southern and Eastern Regional Operational Programme.
Border, Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme Annual Implementation Report
Border, Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme Annual Implementation Reports
These annual reports summarise the implementation of the Border, Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme.
PEIL Annual Implementation Report
Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning Annual Implementation Reports
These annual reports summarise the implementation of the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning.
EMFF Operational Programme for Ireland Annual Implementation Reports
EMFF Operational Programme for Ireland Annual Implementation Reports
These annual reports summarise the implementation of the EMFF Operational Programme for Ireland.
RDP Annual Implementation Reports
Rural Development Programme Annual Implementation Reports
These annual reports summarise the implementation of the Rural Development Programme.

European Regulations and Guidance

Common Provisions Regulation Annotated Text
General and Fund Specific Regulations
These are the Common Regulations that cover each of the European Structural and Investment Funds, and the Regulations which are specific to each of the European Structural and Investment Funds. These regulations do not apply to the Fund for European Aid to the most Deprived.
Delegated Acts
Delegated Acts
The European Commission are empowered to put in place Delegated Acts by the Common Regulations above. This page on the European Commission website collects these Delegated Acts in one location.
Implementing Acts
Implementing Acts
Implementing Acts set out the correct processes for specific areas with the European Structural and Investment Funds.

The European Commission makes all of the Implementing Acts for these Funds available on their website.

European Commission Guidance
European Commission Guidance
Guidance is published by the European Commission after consultation with Member States. The Guidance is intended to clarify any issues in interpreting or implementing the Regulations.

Circulars

Circular 08-2015
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Circular 08/2015: ERDF Eligibility Rules
This Circular sets out the eligibility rules for the European Regional Development Fund, which have been developed in accordance with the Common Provisions Regulation (see above).
ESF Eligibility Rules
ESF Certifying Authority Circular 01/2015: ESF Eligibility Rules
This Circular sets out the eligibility rules for expenditure under the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014 – 2020 and the Youth Employment Initiative.