New thresholds for the application of the EU public procurement rules came into force on 1 January 2016. The thresholds have been marginally increased and are as follows:

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Contracts valued at the above amounts or more are subject to EU public procurement rules and must normally be advertised in the Official Journal of the EU.

New directives to reform the public procurement rules, plus a new directive on concession contracts, were adopted in 2014 and are due to be implemented into Irish law by April 2016.