October 30, 2017

CCBS in Brussels

On the 29th of October CCBS Director, Ruth Taillon, and Deputy Director, Anthony Soares, met with officials of the European Commission’s Article 50 Task Force as part of a delegation that included the Children’s Law Centre, Unison, and Professor Chris McCrudden of Queen’s University Belfast. While the overall focus of the meeting was to advocate […]

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October 20, 2017

CCBS updates Middletown Centre for Autism on Brexit negotiations

CCBS Deputy Director, Anthony Soares, was asked to provide a briefing to the Board and Executive Officers of the Middletown Centre for Autism on the progress of the negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Given the nature of the Middletown Centre for Autism, this briefing also highlighted the potential implications of Brexit for […]

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October 11, 2017

Centre for Cross Border Studies Policy Seminar – Healing, Learning and Citizens’ Rights: Crossing Borders

10am, Tuesday 10th October. Venue: Brussels. Healing, Learning and Citizens’ Rights: Crossing Borders was the theme of this year’s CCBS policy seminar at the office of the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU in Brussels on 10th October. Despite a public transport strike, the event attracted more than 40 people, and was very well received by those in […]

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September 18, 2017

CCBS Deputy Director speaks at William Carleton Summer School on “Creativity and its limits in the approaches to Brexit”

On the 16th of September, CCBS Deputy Director Anthony Soares gave a keynote speech at the William Carleton Summer School, where he assessed the UK Government’s proposals on Northern Ireland and the border as part of the negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. In his speech, he asked how creative, imaginative and […]

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September 12, 2017

Towards a New Common Chapter: Assessing the commitment to cross-border cooperation among grassroots community organisations

2.30pm, Monday 11th September Venue: NICVA, Belfast. During this event Dr Anthony Soares (Deputy Director, Centre for Cross Border Studies) presented the findings from an ongoing Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust funded project, “Towards a New Common Chapter”. This project has been assessing the extent to which cross-border cooperation is independently valued and enacted at the […]

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September 11, 2017

CCBS Deputy Director gives keynote lecture at Warwick University

Deputy Director, Anthony Soares, gave a keynote lecture at the “Discourses of Migration” conference at Warwick University (7 September). The title of his lecture was “Migration at the Northern Ireland (Brexit) Border: Identities, Commodities and Connections”, and in which he discussed the extent to which future migration serves either a purely mechanical function that dehumanises […]

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September 7, 2017

European Commission publishes guiding principles on Ireland and Northern Ireland

The European Commission has today set out its principles for the political dialogue on Ireland and Northern Ireland in the Brexit negotiations. Today’s paper states that the Good Friday Agreement should continue to be protected and strengthened in all its parts after the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. The continuation of the Common Travel Area, which […]

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September 1, 2017

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon podcast ‘Is a frictionless Irish border ‘magical thinking?’ for The Guardian

Ruth Taillon, Director, Centre for Cross Border Studies was recently interviewed by the Guardian for their ‘Brexit Means’ podcast series discussing the critical Brexit question and potential dealbreaker of ”Is a frictionless Irish border ‘magical thinking?’ Appearing on the show with presenter Jon Henley, Lisa O’Carroll, the Guardian’s Brexit correspondent, and Martina Anderson, a Northern […]

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August 31, 2017

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon’s letter published in the Irish News

Centre for Cross Border Studies Director Ruth Taillon’s letter has been published in the opinions section of the Irish News. In the letter Ms Taillon welcomes Jarlath Kearney’s suggestion for a joined-up all-island campaign against racism. The CCBS director also welcomes Theresa May’s intentions for the continuation of the PEACE IV Programme. The letter emphasises […]

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August 25, 2017

CCBS Brexit Blog Update Issue 2

Centre for Cross Border Studies Deputy Director Anthony Soares gives a brief Brexit update from the team’s weekly meeting below. In this update, Deputy Director Soares discusses the recent British Government’s Paper on Northern Ireland & Ireland and gives the Centre’s response. For further information please see the CCBS Statement & CCBS Response to the […]

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