December 14, 2009

Border People User Group (2) – The cross border consumer

14 December 2009 (Re-scheduled)
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk, 10.30am

The next User Group meeting for people who give advice to the public on cross-border issues or indeed for members of the public with an interest in cross-border issues, called “The Cross-border Consumer” is planned for 10.30am on the 14 December in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk.  So far there are three speakers confirmed Antoinette McKeown, Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Consumer Council, Caroline Curneen, PR and Marketing Manager from the European Consumer Centre in Ireland, and Andrew Mawhinney, Town Centre Commercial Manager, Dundalk.

If you would like to attend please contact Eimear Donnelly eimear.donnelly@qub.ac.uk or call 028 3751 1550.

The second phase of the Border People online information service (www.borderpeople.info) for people wishing to move across the Irish border to live, work and study was launched in Armagh on Tuesday 2 June 2009. The service is managed by the Centre for Cross Border Studies in partnership with the North/South Ministerial Council and is funded by the EU INTERREG IVA programme.

Border People, whose first phase was launched by the Deputy First Minister, Mr Martin McGuinness, in May 2008, is a public information website – the first of its kind on the island of Ireland – structured around the four themes of Commute, Work, Live and Study.

It features sign-posting information on taxation, social security, job-seeking, qualifications, health, education, banking, telecommunications and other areas of interest to citizens moving across the border to live in the other Irish jurisdiction. The website’s second phase (2009-2011) will be further developed to meet the ever increasing demand for cross-border mobility information. It will be publicised through a multi-annual marketing campaign to bring it to the public’s notice, particularly in border regions.

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