September 23, 2010

Border People User Group(4) – The Cross Border Worker

Thursday 23 September 2010 at 10.30am
Fairways Hotel, Dundalk

At the fourth Border People User Group seminar in the Fairways Hotel, Dundalk on the 23 September 2010 were Guest Speaker Lisa Fegan, Account Manager, John McMahon & Co. Chartered Accountants; Councillor Pat Treanor, Monaghan County Council; Councillor Alex Baird, Fermanagh Distrcit Council, Fidelma Leonard Parliamentary Assistant, Office of Gerry McHugh MLA; Debbie Coyle, Welfare Advisor, Office of Michelle Gildernew MLA; Padraig Murphy, Chair Fermanagh Fiana Fáil, Office of Gerry McHugh MLA; and Guest Speaker Michael Carr FÁS / Eures Cross-Border Partnership
At the fourth Border People User Group seminar in the Fairways Hotel, Dundalk on the 23 September 2010 were Guest Speaker Lisa Fegan, Account Manager, John McMahon & Co. Chartered Accountants; Councillor Pat Treanor, Monaghan County Council; Councillor Alex Baird, Fermanagh Distrcit Council, Fidelma Leonard Parliamentary Assistant, Office of Gerry McHugh MLA; Debbie Coyle, Welfare Advisor, Office of Michelle Gildernew MLA; Padraig Murphy, Chair Fermanagh Fiana Fáil, Office of Gerry McHugh MLA; and Guest Speaker Michael Carr FÁS / Eures Cross-Border Partnership

The Centre for Cross Border Studies in partnership with the North South Ministerial Council Joint Secretariat manages the Border People website – www.BorderPeople.info.  Border People provides an online signposting service for people who wish to move across the Irish border to live, work or study.  This website includes information on issues such as taxation, social security, job seeking, health, banking, education, housing and telecommunications.

As part of this initiative we hold regular seminars which address particular barriers to cross-border mobility which previously has included cross-border banking and consumer issues.

The fourth seminar took place in Dundalk will look at issues facing frontier workers and businesses located in the border region.

The speakers confirmed so far, Joe Lavery, Coordinator and Michael Carr (former Coordinator)  EURES Cross-border Partnership and Lisa Fagan, Chartered Accountant, John McMahon & Co. have a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in this area.

Organisations involved in the provision of cross-border information or individuals with an interest in specific aspects of cross-border employment are welcome to attend and your input would be most welcome.  Feedback from participants is invaluable in helping us to shape the content of the Border People website as we continue to develop.

Other invitees include representatives from the North/South Ministerial Council Joint Secretariat; Citizens Advice Northern Ireland and Citizens Information Board; The Department of Social and Family Affairs and other Government Departments, North and South; the Special EU Programmes Body and the Cross Border Bodies; EURES Cross-Border Partnership, NI Enterprise Agencies, border County Enterprise Boards and Chambers of Commerce; and border Community and Voluntary Groups.

The seminar took place in the Fairways Hotel, Dundalk on Thursday 23rd September 2010 at 10.30am.  Further information is available from Joe Shiels j.shiels@qub.ac.uk telephone 028 3751 5291 or Annmarie O’Kane a.okane@qub.ac.uktelephone 028 3751 5292.

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