November 22, 2016

2016 Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland

The Journal was launched this year at events in Belfast (22 November) and Dublin (24 November). The 2016 Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland is dedicated to the memory of Ann McGeeney, a former Board member of the Centre for Cross Border Studies.  Ann’s close friend and colleague, Kathy Walsh contributes a moving essay, […]

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November 1, 2016

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan visits CCBS

On Wednesday 26th October 2016 CCBS director Ruth Taillon was delighted to welcome a very special visitor to the Centre, the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan.  His visit focused on the activities of the Border People project ( which provides practical cross-border information to people crossing the border to live, work, study […]

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October 27, 2016

Launch of 2016 Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland & Lecture

The launch of the Centre for Cross Border Studies Journal 2016 will take place in Belfast on 22nd November and in Dublin on 24th November. The event will include a talk from Chuck Matthews from the University of California at San Diego/San Diego State University Global Health Program, “Leading Cross-Border Collaboration in the US-Mexico Border Region: […]

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October 19, 2016

CCBS Deputy Director, Anthony Soares, contributes to a special Brexit edition of journal

Anthony Soares, Deputy Director of the Centre for Cross Border Studies, contributed to a special edition on Brexit of the Journal for Contemporary European Research, with an article entitled “Living Within and Outside Unions: the consequences of Brexit for Northern Ireland”. The article considers the possible consequences of Brexit for Northern Ireland. It begins by […]

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October 18, 2016

North South Social Innovation Network Conference, 2 Nov 2016

The North South Social Innovation Network is organising this conference to promote the North-South social innovation agenda. It will take place on 2 November 2016 in Dundalk and will address the governance of social innovation, its funding and sustainability and how to protect the uniqueness of social innovation. It will particularly address, in this instance, the areas of regeneration, justice, health […]

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October 10, 2016

The Future of Cross-Border Cooperation: on the island of Ireland, between the island and Great Britain, and beyond

On 10th October 2016 the Centre for Cross Border Studies held an important discussion event on the future of Cross-Border Cooperation in the wake of the UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union. The event which took place at the Northern Ireland Executive Office in Brussels provided a vital opportunity to debate how cross-border cooperation can continue to contribute to […]

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October 5, 2016

Brexit and UK-Irish Relations

This Briefing Paper considers the implications of the UK’s decision to leave the EU to UK-Irish and North-South relations. It is a background document to the evidence the Centre for Cross Border Studies will be giving to the House of Lords EU Select Committee as part of its inquiry into UK-Irish relations and Brexit. For […]

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October 5, 2016

World Rural Women’s Day Conference and NIRWN Ten Year celebration

19 October 2016. Northern Ireland Assembly Buildings, Stormont, Belfast. NIRWN’s is celebrating their Tenth Annual Anniversary and World Rural Women’s Day with an event being held in the Long Gallery, in Parliament Buildings Stormont.  The event runs from 10.30am – 2.00pm with guest speakers in attendance. For further information please contact or or telephone 028 877 53389  

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September 13, 2016

Brexit Conference: CCBS Director stresses the need to prioritise cross-border cooperation

Speaking at the Agenda NI conference, “Brexit : Making Sense of the Crisis” conference on 6 September, CCBS Director Ruth Taillon stressed that cross-border cooperation must be prioritised before and after Article 50 is invoked to start negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. Referring to the increased dangers arising from uncertainties about […]

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July 27, 2016

How have we remembered 1916?”

CCBS Annual Talk at the John Hewitt Summer School This year’s John Hewitt Summer School was organised around the theme, A Role in History: the Rising, the Great War and a Shared Past.  Contributing to the conversations around this theme, Catriona Crowe, Head of Special Projects at the National Archives of Ireland presented the CCBS-sponsored […]

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July 22, 2016

Submission to the Northern Ireland Executive’s Consultation on the Draft Programme for Government Framework 2016-2021

The Centre for Cross Border Studies has today submitted evidence as a contribution to Northern Ireland Executive’s Consultation on the Draft Programme for Government Framework 2016-2021. CCBS commends the adoption of a new approach to the Programme for Government, particularly one that includes the active participation of society in all of its stages – design, […]

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