June 14, 2012

New report released: Opportunities in North/South Public Service Provision

The Centre for Cross Border Studies today publishes a new report proposing a number of areas of public service provision where it makes sense for the Irish and Northern Irish public sectors to cooperate for improved service delivery and ‘value for money’. Delivering a Prosperity Process: Opportunities in North/South Public Service Provision is by Michael […]

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May 17, 2012

INICCO projects exceed targets by 100%, says Indecon evaluation

The final evaluation of the Centre’s 2009-2012 INICCO ‘basket’ of five EU-INTERREG IVA-funded research, information and training projects, by Indecon Economic Consultants of Dublin, has just been published. This covers the Border People cross-border mobility information website; the CroSPlaN cross-border spatial planning network, the cross-border hospital services research project; the Border Region Economy research project, and […]

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March 30, 2012

Irish Government Secretary launches 2012 Journal of Cross Border Studies

The 2012 Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland was launched today in Dublin by the Secretary General of the Department of the Taoiseach and Secretary to the Irish Government, Martin  Fraser. Mr Fraser said: ‘It is an honour and privilege to be able to support the valuable work of the Centre for Cross Border […]

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March 8, 2012

Border People User Group(7) – Developing Your Cross-Border Business

8 March 2012 Bee Park Resource Centre, Manorhamilton, 10.30am – 2pm The Centre for Cross Border Studies in partnership with the North South Ministerial Council Joint Secretariat manages the Border People website – Border People provides an online signposting service for people who wish to move across the border to live, work or study. […]

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February 10, 2012

Universities Ireland 2012 North/South Postgraduate Scholarships scheme opens

INTRODUCTION Universities Ireland, which promotes collaboration between universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and the Electricity Supply Board (ESB), the largest energy company on the island of Ireland, are offering five scholarships to students undertaking a recognised Master’s or the first year of a PhD programme (taught or research) in the other […]

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January 19, 2012

7th ICLRD conference: Planning for a New Future

The International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD) held its Seventh Annual Conference on 19-20 January 2012 in the border town of Dundalk, County Louth.  The theme of this two-day event was Planning for a New Future: Can Planning and Cross-Border Cooperation Deliver Change in Ireland and Europe? The conference was organised as part […]

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November 17, 2011

Border Region Economy ‘Emerging Findings’ Conference

17 – 18 November 2011 Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel, Cavan The findings of the research project ‘Reviving the Border Region Economy in a new era of peace and devolved government’ was discussed at this conference, which took place in the Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel in Cavan on Thursday 17-Friday 18 November 2011. The […]

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November 5, 2011

Director gives Dundalk IT graduation address

The director, Andy Pollak, gave the commencement address at the graduation ceremony for 900 graduates of Dundalk Institute of Technology on 5 November. This is what he said: This is a great wee country and a great wee county It is fashionable now to be depressed (sometimes even despairing) about the state of Ireland. We […]

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October 28, 2011

Cross-border Training and Impact Assessment international conference

Over 130 people from 15 countries attended the Centre’s international conference – ‘Cross-Border Training and Impact Assessment in Ireland and Europe’ – in Cavan on 27-28 October. They came from border regions in France, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Spain (Catalonia), the French Caribbean, USA, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. The […]

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October 20, 2011

2011-2012 ESB-Universities Ireland North/South postgraduate award winners announced

The winners of the ESB-Universities Ireland North/South postgraduate scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year are: Joyce Acheson, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, doing a Masters in Advanced Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast Jonathan Mitchell, a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, doing an MA in Contemporary European Philosophy at University College Dublin Marian McGrath, […]

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