In 2011 the taxpayers of Ireland received from the European Union 54 euros per head over what they contributed. Since its accession to the EU the country has received from the European Union EUR 41894 million over what it has contributed. Select a year in the upper right-hand corner to see details for other years.
Note that this breakdown compares fiscal transfers only and does not include other costs and benefits connected with membership in the EU (administrative costs, co-funding of EU projects, effects of EU legislation on domestic prices etc.).
Ireland became a member of the European Community in 1973. In November 1993 the European Community transformed itself into the European Union.