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The Bank's first loan to Ireland will not be approved until 1969.

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Ireland signs the World Bank's Articles of Agreement, making it the Bank's 61st member. Ireland will also join the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in 1958 and the International Development Association (IDA) in 1960. While the Bank will undertake various technical assistance activities for the country over the next decade, including a study of the country's agricultural sector in 1960, no loans will be approved for Ireland until 1969.

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Correspondence from Roinn Aircaedais to the World Bank Secretary (1053766).
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Correspondence from Roinn Aircaedais to the World Bank Secretary (1053766).

Resource
Title
IBRD Board of Governors Resolution, No. 109
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IBRD Board of Governors Resolution, No. 109
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Document date: July 5, 1957
The resolution sets out the terms and conditions for Ireland joining the Bank.
Event
91
Title
International Bank Notes, Vol. 11, No. 9
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International Bank Notes, Vol. 11, No. 9
Description
Document date: Sept. 1, 1957
A photo of the Irish Ambassador and notice of the country's membership is part of "New Member Countries of the Bank" on page 13.
Event
91
Title
Press release -- Ireland Joins Fund and Bank
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Press release -- Ireland Joins Fund and Bank
Description
Aug. 9, 1957
The press release announces that Ireland has become a member of both the World Bank and IMF (1053763).
Event
91
Title
Correspondence from Roinn Aircaedais to the World Bank Secretary
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Correspondence from Roinn Aircaedais to the World Bank Secretary
Description
July 26, 1957
Ireland's Department of Finance advises of depository and fiscal agencies in accordance with the Bank's Articles of Agreement (1053766).
Event
91
Title
Memo from V. Umbricht to files
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Memo from V. Umbricht to files
Description
Feb. 20, 1957
During a meeting with Irish officials, the procedures for joining the World Bank are discussed (1854032).
Event
91
Title
Correspondence from Seamas O. Riain to President Black
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Correspondence from Seamas O. Riain to President Black
Description
June 16, 1958
The Irish Minister of Finance discusses his government's report entitled "Economic Development" (1854032).
Event
91
Description

Sept. 26, 1957
Ireland's Governor delivers a statement upon his country's admission to the Bank and IMF (69I).

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Ireland Governor address to the Boards of Governors
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Ireland Governor address to the Boards of Governors
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Event
91
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