September 6, 2004

BORDER IRELAND Information Seminar

6 September 2004
Centre for Cross Border Studies, Armagh

The Centre for Cross Border Studies is currently developing BORDER IRELAND, an online searchable database of cross-border information produced by policy-makers, researchers, government departments, EU-funded programmes and other major organisations in Ireland, North and South. BORDER IRELAND will provide for the first time an electronic gateway to the full range of cross-border research and development material, publications, funding opportunities, organisations and other information available. It will feature research summaries which are easy to ready and understand, with an emphasis on policy relevance. It will provide contact details and hyperlinks to source materials to improve the flow of knowledge on cross-border issues between those who generate and those who use information.

The Centre has invited key players from Ireland, North and South to this seminar to demonstrate the potential of BORDER IRELANDusing some of the information we have generated to date. This seminar will provide a unique opportunity to express how the continued development of BORDER IRELAND could meet organisations’ cross-border information needs.


10.00 am Registration and Refreshments
10.15 Welcome by Andy Pollak, Director of the Centre for Cross Border Studies
10.20 Background to BORDER IRELAND – Dr Patricia Clarke, Project Leader
10.40 Presentation of BORDER IRELAND IT system and Cross border activities and information collected so far – Joseph Shiels
11.20 Refreshments
11.40 Discussion: (chaired by Dr Patricia Clarke)

  • Other sources of data on cross border information and activities and access to these
  • Information needs of organisations involved in cross border work and how BORDER IRELAND can meet these
12.40 pm Final comments and project evaluation
1.00 Lunch


Name Position
Derek Alcorn Chief Executive, Citizens’ Advice Bureau
Sadie Bergin Communications Co-ordinator, CAWT
Michael Burns Weber Shandwick Worldwide
Monica Curran Development Officer, INTERREG IIIA
Greg Curry Manager Business Enterprise Programme, International Fund for Ireland
Kate Ennals Kate Ennals Consulting
Jerry Fitzpatrick Erne Lakelands Tourism
Shaun Henry Director PEACE II, SEUPB
Dette Hughes East Border Region Committee
Dr Catherine Lynch Research and Communications Office, Co-operation Ireland
Geoff MacEnroe IBEC-CBI Joint Business Council
William Maxwell Director InterTradeIreland Acumen
Dr Cathal McCall Lecturer in European Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast
Miceal McCoy Manager Newry/Mourne Leader
Donald McDonald Development Officer, ADM/CPA
Brian Morgan Partner, Morgan McManus Solicitors
Caitríona Mullan Irish Central Border Area Network (ICBAN)
Liam Murtagh BorderWise
Tim O’Connor Joint Secretary, North South Ministerial Council
Prof Liam O’Dowd Director, Centre for International Borders Research, QUB
Ruth Taillon Research Co-ordinator ADM/CPA
Isabel Willerton Board Secretary, InterTradeIreland

See the briefing paper [366 kb].

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