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August 18, 2017

CCBS ‘Response to the UK Government position paper: Northern Ireland and Ireland’

The Centre for Cross Border Studies has published a response to the UK Government’s position paper ‘Northern Ireland and Ireland.’ CCBS welcomes the fact that the paper recognises the unique circumstances of the island of Ireland and appreciates the references to upholding the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, avoiding a ‘hard border’, maintaining the Common Travel Area, […]

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August 16, 2017

CCBS research quoted in recent BBC News

Centre for Cross Border Studies research has been quoted in a recent story which appeared on the BBC News. The story which examines the North/South border of Ireland which after Brexit is going to become a major land border between the UK and the EU. The story quotes the Centre’s figures for commuters who cross […]

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August 15, 2017

CCBS Deputy Director Anthony Soares interviewed in The Irish News

Centre for Cross Border Studies Deputy Director Anthony Soares has appeared in today’s Irish News outlining the Centre’s proposal on how to turn ‘the Brexit negotiating table on the 1998 Agreement’. The Centre’s recent Briefing Paper ‘‘Flexible and Imaginative solutions’ considers the options which may have to be explored post-Brexit and recommends that the 1998 Belfast/Good Friday Agreement should become […]

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August 15, 2017

“Enhancing Capacities of Regions and Cities for Better Cross-Border Cooperation“

TEIN and its associated partners the MOT, CESCI and DG Regio/European Commission are hosting a workshop as part of the European Week of the Regions and Cities. The workshop will take place at 2.30pm on 10th October 2017 in room JDE-51, Jacques Delors Building, 99-101 rue Belliard, Brussels. The workshop is aimed towards political respresentatives, […]

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August 10, 2017

CCBS Brexit Blog Update Issue 1

Centre for Cross Border Studies Deputy Director Anthony Soares gives a brief Brexit update from the team’s weekly meeting below. The island of Ireland is most at risk from the UK’s decision to leave the EU and ‘flexible and imaginative solutions’ will be needed. CCBS has published its own proposal through its recent Briefing Paper which […]

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August 9, 2017

The Centre for Crossborder Studies Publishes an Update of its Briefing Paper on ‘Brexit and Economic Development’

In the run-up to the United Kingdom’s referendum on membership of the European Union in June 2016, the Centre for Cross Border Studies (CCBS) and Co-operation Ireland published a series of five briefing papers. These papers aimed to inform debate by exploring the potential impacts of an eventual Brexit on Northern Ireland and North-South relations. […]

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August 9, 2017

CCBS Report: The negotiations for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union

This report  evaluates how relations within the island of Ireland, and between the island of Ireland and Great Britain are framed within the approaches to the negotiations being taken by the main players involved, and suggests how to safeguard North-South and East-West relations in the post-Brexit context using the 1998 Belfast/Good Friday Agreement as a […]

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August 6, 2017

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon addresses “the totality of relationships” regarding the Good Friday Agreement

Centre for Cross Border Studies Director Ruth Taillon was invited to speak at Féile an Phobail on Saturday 5th August in Belfast. Next year is the 20th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement. Since the Agreement was signed in 1998, cross-border, all-island and east-west co-operation has been evolving on many fronts: civic, public and business. However, […]

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July 19, 2017

Brexit ‘exacerbates’ NI divisions, says House of Lords

The European Union Committee publishes its report on Brexit and devolution, concluding that on the day of Brexit, all powers currently exercised by the EU will ‘by default, be exercised in accordance with… pre-existing statutory provisions’. The Committee restates its previous conclusion that the unique circumstances of Northern Ireland will require unique, ‘flexible and imaginative […]

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July 12, 2017

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon was a guest speaker at a ‘Brexit Briefing’

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon was one of the guest speakers at a ‘Brexit Briefing’ event hosted in the Hotel Kilmore, Cavan on the evening of 11 July by Brendan Smith TD, Chairman of the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party.  Addressing the audience of more than 200 people in attendance, former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern provided a personal […]

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