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Taoiseach Micheal Martin has hailed the EU agreement on a 1.82 trillion euro budget and coronavirus recovery fund as a ‘strong deal’ (Brian Lawless/PA)

Taoiseach Micheal Martin has hailed the EU agreement on a 1.82 trillion euro budget and coronavirus recovery fund as a ‘strong deal’ (Brian Lawless/PA)

Taoiseach Micheal Martin has hailed the EU agreement on a 1.82 trillion euro budget and coronavirus recovery fund as a ‘strong deal’ (Brian Lawless/PA)

Ireland will pay over €3,200 to the EU for every man, woman and child in the country over the next seven years, representing the personal burden of our net national contribution, the Dail heard yesterday.

Ireland will be the fifth highest net contributor in the 27, with a cost to this country of €15.7 billion over the next several years to 2027.

Only Germany, France, the Netherlands and Sweden will make a higher contribution than Ireland… while this country will make the second highest payment per capita, ceding first place to only tiny Luxembourg.