All posts by CCBS

March 30, 2021

Presentation of the results of the 1st Quarterly Survey on the Conditions for North-South and East-West Cooperation

Following the fantastic response to the Centre for Cross Border Studies’ 1st Quarterly Survey on the Conditions for North-South and East-West Cooperation, the Centre will be holding a webinar at 10.30am on Thursday 22nd April to present and discuss the results. The responses, which have been received from civic society organisations and local authorities in […]

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March 22, 2021

Submission to the Northern Ireland Executive’s Consultation on the Programme for Government Draft Outcomes Framework

This document has been prepared by the Centre for Cross Border Studies as a contribution to Northern Ireland Executive’s Consultation on the Programme for Government Draft Outcomes Framework. The response is closely informed by the Centre’s particular knowledge of and experience in cross-border socio-economic development involving a range of sectors from both Northern Ireland and […]

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March 9, 2021

QUARTERLY SURVEY ON THE CONDITIONS FOR NORTH-SOUTH AND EAST-WEST COOPERATION

The Centre for Cross Border Studies is calling on civic society organisations and local authorities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to participate in this important quarterly survey. The information you provide will be crucial for our understanding of the extent to which the necessary conditions for North-South cooperation are being maintained, and […]

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February 22, 2021

CCBS Director attends meeting on the Implementation of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol

On Thursday 18th February, Centre for Cross Border Studies (CCBS) Director Dr Anthony Soares attended a meeting with Co-Chairs of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee to discuss implementation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. Dr Antony Soares highlighted the importance of this meeting not becoming a one-off event, and that it should instead represent the […]

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December 18, 2020

CCBS New Board Member Professor John Doyle

Professor John Doyle is Director of the Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction and Executive Dean of DCU Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Faculty hosts approximately 25% of DCU students, and a range of internationally linked research projects within its seven academic schools and five research centres. John was previously, Head of […]

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December 18, 2020

CCBS New Board Member Peter Osborne

Peter has been involved in political engagement, policy, participation, dispute resolution and reconciliation for over 25 years. He leads Rubicon undertaking a number and range of audits, strategies, mediations and planning. Peter is chair of the regional board of Remembering Srebrenica and a member of its UK Board; he chairs the ARK Advisory Board, a […]

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December 18, 2020

CCBS New Board Member Emer O’Gorman

Emer O’Gorman has been working in the local government sector since 1994. Emer joined Fingal County Council as Director of Economic, Enterprise, Tourism and Cultural Development in 2018. Prior to that Emer spent three years as a Director in Louth County Council with Corporate Services, HR, Environment and Cross Border Affairs as part of her […]

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December 18, 2020

CCBS New Board Member David Sterling

David Sterling joined the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) in February 1978 and served in a variety of grades and roles in the Police Authority for Northern Ireland (PANI) and the Northern Ireland Office (NIO).  David was promoted into the Senior Civil Service (SCS) in 1996 as Director of Community Affairs in PANI until early […]

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December 18, 2020

CCBS delighted to welcome new members to its Board

As 2020 comes to an end, CCBS is pleased to announce some wonderful additions to its Board, ensuring that the Centre will be well-placed to face the challenges and opportunities of the years ahead. Those joining the Board are: Prof John Doyle, Executive Dean, Dublin City University Clare Guinness, former CEO of Warrenpoint Port Emer […]

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December 10, 2020

Brexit border: the Frontier Worker Permit

Written by Ben Rosher. Ben is a Guest Contributor to the Centre for Cross Border Studies’ Research Platform Boris Johnson signing off on the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland[1] in the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement[2] moved most attention regarding border management, particularly as it pertains to trade, to the Irish Sea. However, as we move out of […]

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December 3, 2020

Collaborating for Common Success: Devolution, repatriation and common frameworks as the context for North-South Cooperation – Executive Summary

The Executive Summary of the “Collaborating for Common Success” report looks at how the UK’s departure from the European Union may impact on areas of competence devolved to Northern Ireland and on the effective operation of Strand 2 of the Good Friday Agreement, and how the implementation bodies and areas of North-South cooperation may be […]

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December 2, 2020

Where Mental Health Legislation Really Matters

Written by Dr Rachel Cullivan. Rachel is a Guest Contributor to the Centre for Cross Border Studies’ Research Platform As a psychiatrist working in the border region for over 17 years I am (thankfully) relatively infrequently confronted by the hard facts of the differing Mental Health Legislations and Mental Health Services that can have a […]

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