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May 3, 2017

The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement: Addressing “the totality of relationships”

Monday 7 August @ 5 pm St Mary’s University College, Belfast Speaker: Ruth Taillon, Director, the Centre for Cross Border Studies 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, the […]

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April 11, 2017

PODCAST: Brexit Clinic – BBC Radio Foyle

The Centre’s Deputy Director Anthony Soares was invited to take part in BBC Radio Foyle’s ‘The Breakfast show’ as part of their ‘Brexit Clinic’. Don’t worry if you missed it the first time, the discussion is available below. The Deputy Director answered a number of questions on some of the issues that Brexit has raised from […]

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April 10, 2017

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon Journal contribution, ‘Cross-Border Issues in Ireland: Lessons for the Anglo-Scottish Border’

Ruth Taillon, Director of the Centre for Cross Border Studies, has recently published an article in the Journal of Borderland Studies entitled ‘Cross-Border Issues in Ireland: Lessons for the Anglo-Scottish Border’. ‘Many of the core socio-economic, cultural and political issues which have for long, and continue to, afflict the Irish border region, whether directly attributable […]

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April 6, 2017

Seanad’s Special Select Committee on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU

Seanad’s Special Select Committee on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU met on the 6 April 2017 with engagements from former Taoiseach, Mr. Bertie Ahern and the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce. A full copy of the discussion is available below. 060417 Seanad Special Committee on the Withdrawl of the UK from the EU

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April 5, 2017

Advice Sector Seminar on Welfare Reform in NI

24 April 2017, 11.00am – 12.30pm – Online!  Delivered by Citizens Advice this online session provides a basic overview and introduction to welfare reform, including Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment and the mitigations package. This will enable participants to answer general queries, recognise when a client or service user may not be claiming what they […]

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April 5, 2017

CCBS Annual Report 2016 published

The CCBS Annual Report 2016 is now available to download.  The report details the Centre’s work plan and activities for the 2016 calendar year, they include: Analysis of the UK Referendum on EU membership Annual Conference – Bordering Between Unions Policy briefing papers Responses to Public Consultations Training and capacity building Border People information service […]

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April 4, 2017

The Government’s Negotiating Objectives: The White Paper

 The House of Commons Select Committee for Exiting the European Union has published it’s 3rd report on the Government’s Negotiating Objectives for Exiting the EU. The Brexit committee’s report assesses the government’s objectives for the negotiations that are to come over the next two years. A  total of 12 principles were set out, including migration […]

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