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January 1, 2007

Cross Border Mobility Information Service – www.borderpeople.info

The North/South Ministerial Council (NSMC) has appointed the Centre to manage the development of a cross-border mobility information website. Following the publication of the PriceWaterhouseCoopers/Indecon Report on the Study of Obstacles to Mobility between the two parts of the island of Ireland (see www.northsouthministerialcouncil.org), Ministers in the NSMC decided that a dedicated website should be established to provide […]

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December 12, 2006

Mapping Border Ireland

Mapping cross-border infrastructure projects, especially over time, can help to determine the impacts of these infrastructure projects on local economic development, land uses, services and residential and commercial development in a cross border context. The comprehensive mapping of projects will also provide the opportunity to illustrate linkages to other programmes. The mapping of completed infrastructure […]

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November 17, 2006

First conference of the North-South Chairs Forum

16-17 November 2006 Canal Court Hotel, Newry This conference brought together the chairs of public and semi-state agencies in both jurisdictions to discuss matters of mutual interest. The conference was organised by the Centre and was held in the Canal Court Hotel in Newry. The opening speakers were the two most senior civil servants on […]

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November 9, 2006

ICLRD Conference 2006: North-South Collaboration in Spatial Planning

9 November 2006 Canal Court Hotel,Newry This conference of the International Centre for Local and Regional Development (administered by the Centre) formally launched the ICLRD’s first major research report: Implementing a Framework for Collaborative Action: Spatial Strategies on the Island of Ireland (commissioned by InterTradeIreland). It will take place in the Canal Court Hotel in […]

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October 12, 2006

Common Chapter (North-South) Activity Report (2004-2005)

The Centre for Cross Border Studies in partnership with FPM Accountants LLP (Newry) was commissioned by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) to produce a Common Chapter (North/South) Activity Report for 2004 and 2005. This report incorporated the following as documented within the terms of reference provided: Document all relevant activity, North and South; Explanation […]

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October 9, 2006

Launch of the Migrant and Ethnic minorities research final report

9 October 2006 Stormont, Belfast The Minister of State, Mr David Hanson MP launched (at the Northern Ireland Parliament building at Stormont) the report of a research project on how the public authorities in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland provide services for ethnic and immigrant groups in the three jurisdictions. This project […]

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September 21, 2006

Research articles sought for The Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland

The Centre is seeking high quality research articles on issues of practical cross-border co-operation to include in the 2007 edition of itsJournal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland. The subject matter of such articles can cover a wide range of areas, including education, training, health, business and the economy, public administration, communications, energy (including renewables), […]

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September 15, 2006

North/South Student Teacher Exchange: Phase II

2006-2008 The immediate aim of this project is to build on the experience of the successful first phase of the North/South Student-Teacher Exchange project (2002-2005) in order to provide evidence, through a fourth year of exchanges feeding into an in-depth longitudinal research study, of the need to ‘mainstream’ a system of trainee teachers doing a […]

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September 11, 2006

Universities Ireland North/South scholarships presentation

At the presentation of the scholarships were (from left to right): Professor Professor Ger Hurley NUI, Galway, Ronan Magee, prizewinner, Professor John Hughes, NUI, Maynooth, Aisling Falconer, prizewinner, Professor Peter Gregson, QUB and Martin Conry, DCU. Aisling Falconer is a TCD law graduate who has just completed an internship with the legal department of a […]

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September 7, 2006

North/South and Cross-Border Public Sector Training Programme

ESSENTIAL TRAINING FOR NORTH/SOUTH OFFICIALS The commitment by the Prime Minister and the Taoiseach in Armagh on 6 April to “a step-change in advancing North-South co-operation” means that such co-operation will increasingly become part of the work of civil and public servants in Northern Ireland and Ireland. Already there are over 700 officials working on cross-border […]

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September 1, 2006

Immigration, Emigration, Racism and Sectarianism (IERS) Schools’ Project 2006 – 2008

The Centre was contracted by the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation (through Co-operation Ireland) to carry out the Immigration, Emigration, Racism and Sectarianism Schools’ Project. The project brought together nearly 300 children aged 9-14 from 12 schools – six Protestant and Catholic schools (upper primary and lower secondary) in Antrim and Londonderry and six Protestant […]

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July 3, 2006

North/South and Cross-Border Public Sector Training Programme 2006/2007

ESSENTIAL TRAINING FOR NORTH/SOUTH OFFICIALS The commitment by the Prime Minister and the Taoiseach in Armagh on 6 April to “a step-change in advancing North-South co-operation” means that such co-operation will increasingly become part of the work of civil and public servants in Northern Ireland and Ireland. Already there are over 700 officials working on […]

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