The Bank's first loan to Ireland will not be approved until 1969.
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.
The resolution sets out the terms and conditions for Ireland joining the Bank.
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.
The press release announces that Ireland has become a member of both the World Bank and IMF (1053763).
Ireland's Department of Finance advises of depository and fiscal agencies in accordance with the Bank's Articles of Agreement (1053766).
During a meeting with Irish officials, the procedures for joining the World Bank are discussed (1854032).
The Irish Minister of Finance discusses his government's report entitled "Economic Development" (1854032).
Sept. 26, 1957
Ireland's Governor delivers a statement upon his country's admission to the Bank and IMF (69I).