Ireland has paid Nato over €2.3 million in the last decade

Members of the US 101st American Airborne Division in action during a NATO exercise in Romania last month. Photograph Robert Ghement  EPAFULL ARTICLE -

Government has paid for training and intelligence while also contributing to Nato trust funds for Ukraine, Georgia and Jordan.

Although not a Nato member, Ireland is involved in several Nato initiatives and projects. The most significant of these, the Partnership for Peace (PFP) programme, is cost free but payments must be made for some training exercises for Defence Forces troops and to cover the stationing of officials in Nato headquarters.