News

March 20, 2006

Public attitudes to developing and using cross-border health services

Politicians and health professionals have identified health as a key area for cross-border co-operation. The two health systems (National Health Services in the North and Irish Health Service in the South) share common core principles, face similar health and service problems, and have adopted similar approaches to tackling issues. However there is little evidence of […]

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March 10, 2006

What role for higher education in the development of the 21st century workplace?

Higher Education Conference Series: Conference 6organised by Universities Ireland in partnership with the IBEC/CBI Joint Business Council 10 March 2006 Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co. Dublin The sixth North/South Higher Education Conference centred on a number of themes around the issues of upskilling, lifelong learning and workplace development, and the part higher education might play in […]

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February 20, 2006

Chairman’s letter to the Irish Times

North/South CO-OPERATION In a letter to the Editor of the Irish Times 20 February 2006 Madam, – Your Editorial of February 14th asserts that North/South co-operation in Ireland has been “relatively stagnant” since the Belfast Agreement was suspended – “aside from the six stand-alone institutions set up in certain sectors”. This may be true of […]

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February 2, 2006

North/South Forum for Sustainable Communities

Opening Workshop 2 – 3 February 2006 Armagh City Hotel The Centre for Cross Border Studies came together with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and the International Centre for Local and Regional Development to set up the North/South Forum for Sustainable Communities. The Forum will bring together policy makers concerned with the housing and related community needs of […]

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January 21, 2006

Academics and policy makers discuss the future of cross-border cooperation

At the final conference of the Mapping Frontiers project in Armagh on 19-20 January were (from left to right): Prof. John Coakley, Prof. Liam O’Dowd, Prof. Brendan O’Leary, Sir George Quigley and Andy Pollak Over 80 academics, policy-makers and cross-border practitioners attended the Mapping Frontiers, Plotting Pathways end-of-projectconference in the Armagh City Hotel on 19-20 January […]

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November 19, 2005

Universities Ireland visit to Uganda

A four person Universities Ireland delegation visited Uganda between 19 and 26 November to explore the potential for greater co-operation between universities in Ireland, North and South, and higher education institutions in Uganda (a second leg to Ethiopia had to be cancelled because of the political situation in that country). The delegation consisted of Professor Jane Grimson, former Vice […]

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November 10, 2005

Standing Conference on Teacher Education, North and South (SCoTENS)

Annual Conference: Teacher Education for Citizenship in Culturally Diverse Societies 10-11 November 2005 Grand Hotel Malahide The Standing Conference on Teacher Education, North and South (SCoTENS) held its third annual conference in Malahide, Co Dublin, in November 2005 under the title ‘Teacher Education for Citizenship in Culturally Diverse Societies’. This conference was organised by the […]

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September 27, 2005

borderireland.info enters pre-launch phase

Visit borderireland.info and discover what it can do for you The Centre has developed Border Ireland an on-line information signposting system to direct people to existing points of cross-border information in the public domain. The website acts as a one-stop shop for researchers, policy makers, community development workers, businesses and the general public providing, for the […]

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September 20, 2005

Crossing the Information Border: Developing an all-island agenda for cross-border information, advice and advocacy

Tuesday 20 September 2005 Share Centre, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh The conference was organised through a partnership between Centre for Cross Border Studies and Citizens Advice/Comhairle. Mr. Tommie Gorman, RTE Northern Editor, chaired the conference. The objective for the day was to outline the current cross-border information, advice and advocacy needs and services on the island and […]

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September 13, 2005

Evaluation finds ‘Centre has maintained, even accelerated its performance’

An Evaluation of the Centre for Cross Border Studies 2002-2005 : Selected Quotes by Brian Harvey Social Research SUMMARY “The analysis of the Centre’s performance is a positive one. The Centre has maintained, even accelerated, its performance: Growth in website traffic, up in all indicators; Volume of research reports, publications, paper and grey literature; Numbers […]

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September 1, 2005

Heads of British and Irish Business Confederations meet Irish University Presidents for the first time in Belfast

The Director General of the Confederation of British Industry, Sir Digby Jones, and the Director General of the Irish Business and Employers Confederation, Mr Turlough O’Sullivan, met the Presidents and Vice-Chancellors of the nine Irish universities for a historic, first ever meeting in Belfast on Thursday 1 September (9-11 am). The meeting took place in […]

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