The Irish national recovery and resilience plan, due for submission by 30 April, has still not been submitted to the EU.

The plan is to set out a roadmap for the financial recovery of the Irish economy following COVID-19.

In response to a query from the Irish Farmers Journal, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform said that a “process of engagement with the Commission is continuing”.

The Department also said that the Commission had made clear it is for member states to decide when to submit, but they should prioritise getting the plans right.

Submissions so far

So far, the European Commission has received recovery and resilience plans from 15 member states, including France and Germany, with Ireland one of 12 countries that still has to submit.

The Irish plan is to be submitted “later this month”.