October 25, 2007

Book of essays from North/South Public Sector Training Programme launched

The Wind Across the Border, a book of essays from the North/South and Cross-Border Public Sector Training Programme, was launched at a dinner in Dundalk on 25 October by the Chairman of the Centre for Cross Border Studies and Pro-Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast, Dr Chris Gibson. The six award-winning essays were written jointly by […]

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September 25, 2007

Medical Card entitlements for frontier workers and their dependants

Following an interview with Patricia Clarke, the Centre’s Research Manager on Radio Foyle’s Paul McFadden show on Tuesday 25 September 2007 the Centre was asked to supply further details on Medical Card entitlements for frontier workers and their dependants. The following is a summary of current information available. Under European Union Regulation [EU Regulation 1408/71] […]

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September 1, 2007

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 2008 edition of its Journal 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, transport and communications, […]

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August 20, 2007

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust seeks new committee members

One of the Centre’s funders, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, is seeking to co-opt new voluntary members to its Ireland committee, which oversees the grant-making of the Trust in Northern Ireland and the Republic. The commitment is around seven days per year (five weekdays and one weekend) plus additional reading between meetings. Closing date for applications […]

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July 9, 2007


9 July 2007 The Centre for Cross Border Studies has been awarded nearly €1.5 million by Irish Aid, the Irish Government’s development co-operation agency, to lead an all-Ireland consortium of universities to help build the research capacity of universities in Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique and Malawi. The funding has been awarded under Irish Aid’s Programme of Strategic […]

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July 6, 2007

Eight students win Universities Ireland-IBEC-CBI North-South masters bursaries

The following students have been awarded Universities Ireland-IBEC-CBI North-South Masters bursaries (business-sponsored) for the academic year 2007-2008: Ashlyn Kessopersadh, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, doing a Master’s in Ecological Management and Biological Conservation at Queen’s University Belfast Ray Colleran, a graduate of National University of Ireland Galway, doing an MSc in Finance at Queen’s […]

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June 26, 2007

Cross-Border Personal Banking in Ireland: A Study Day

25 people attended this study day, including representatives from all the main banks (except the Bank of Ireland), the Irish Banking Federation, the General Consumer Council for Northern Ireland, the Consumers Association of Ireland, citizens advice bodies, theEuropean Consumer Centre (Dublin), the North/South Ministerial Council and people from business and community organisations in the border region. The chairman, Professor Ray […]

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June 21, 2007

North/South and Cross-Border Public Sector Training Programme (4)

Graduation 21 June 2007 Canal Court Hotel, Newry The fourth North/South and Cross-Border Public Sector Training Programme – organised by the Centre for Cross Border Studies, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and Co-operation Ireland – concluded with an event at the Canal Court Hotel, Newry where Dr Aideen McGinley, Permanent Secretary […]

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May 1, 2007

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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April 30, 2007

Director writes Irish Times article on North-South educational co-operation

ACROSS THE EDUCATIONAL BORDER Andy Pollak, Director of the Centre for Cross Border Studies [This article appeared in the Education Today section of The Irish Times on Tuesday 8 May, the day the power-sharing institutions were restored in Northern Ireland] The extraordinary growth of North-South educational co-operation over the past 20 years is one of […]

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