December 17, 2007

Removing the Barriers

The state of the health system in general, and the hospital system in particular, is a burning issue in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. However the enthusiasm expressed by both doctors and patients for exploring the possibilities of improved health care in the border region through greater cross-border co-operation has fallen on […]

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October 25, 2007

The Wind Across the Border and other essays

The Wind Across the Border, a book of essays from the North/South and Cross-Border Public Sector Training Programme, was launched at a dinner in Dundalk on 25 October by the Chairman of the Centre for Cross Border Studies and Pro-Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast, Dr Chris Gibson. The six award-winning essays were written jointly by […]

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August 1, 2007

Borders, Beds and Health: A Pilot Study Modelling All-Ireland Hospital Accessibility

In partnership with Dr Ronan Foley and Dr Martin Charlton, Centre for GeoComputational Research, NUI Maynooth. There has been increasing interest shown in recent years by both civil servants and academics in both Irish jurisdictions in modelling economic and social structures across the whole island, with health services being one of the key areas explored. […]

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May 1, 2007

Common Chapter Activity Report

The Centre for Cross Border Studies in partnership with FPM Accountants LLP (Newry) was commissioned by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) to produce a Common Chapter (North/South) Activity Report for 2004 and 2005. This report incorporated the following as documented within the terms of reference provided: Document all relevant activity, North and South; Explanation […]

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February 26, 2007

The Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland – No.2

The second issue of The Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland consists of two sections. The first and larger section contains five in-depth research articles (4,000-5,000 words) on aspects of practical cross-border co-operation in Ireland. The second section contains an updated compendium of information about the work of the Centre for Cross Border Studies. The Journal […]

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January 11, 2007

Attitudes to the development of cross-border health services: The case of GP Out-Of-Hours services

Politicians and health professionals have identified health as a key area for cross-border co-operation. The two health systems (National Health Services in the North and Irish Health Service in the South) share common core principles, face similar health and service problems, and have adopted similar approaches to tackling issues. However there is little evidence of […]

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