Representation in Ireland


Andrew McDowell, Vice President of the EIB, annuncing the new Dublin office today

The European Investment Bank expects to open its first permanent presence in Ireland later this year. The plans were confirmed by Andrew McDowell, the new European Investment Bank Vice President responsible for Ireland during his first working visit to Dublin since assuming office earlier this month.

View of lake

The European Commission is calling on Ireland to ensure that urban waste water is adequately treated in 38 agglomerations around the country.

Under EU law (Council Directive 91/271/EEC), towns and cities are required to collect and treat their urban waste water, as untreated waste water can put human health at risk and pollute lakes, rivers, soil and coastal and groundwater.