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Wales-Ireland links win £80m European Commission boost

Tourist visits a Welsh castle
Image caption Tourism is one of the key areas for co-operation between Wales and Ireland

A plan to spend £80m enhancing economic links between Wales and Ireland has been approved by the European Commission.

Heritage, tourism, climate change and innovation projects will be backed.

North and west Wales and south-east Ireland stand to benefit the most.

Finance Minister Jane Hutt said the Ireland-Wales Co-operation Programme was "a unique partnership" and the cash would build on "our shared aspirations for economic growth and job creation".

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Image caption The cash will mostly benefit south-east Ireland and north and west Wales

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