May 20, 2010

Border People User Group(3) – The Frontier Worker

The Frontier or Cross Border Worker was the topic of discussion at Border People’s third seminar which took place on the 20th May 2010 in Derry. The event brought together cross border workers and organisations in the North West region that have a vested interest in the provision of cross-border information and cross-border employment. Guest […]

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April 21, 2010

Micheál Martin launches 2010 Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland

The 2010 Journal of Cross Border  Studies in Ireland was launched in Dublin by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin, on 21 April. In his remarks Mr Martin said: “I was delighted to attend the opening of the Centre for Cross Border Studies in Armagh as Minister for Education in November 1999, and I […]

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March 22, 2010

Fourth workshop and summer school of Irish-African Partnership in Malawi

22-25 March 2010 The fourth workshop and summer school of the Irish-African Partnership for Research Capacity Building (IAP for short) – which brings together the nine universities on the island of Ireland with universities in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda, and of which the Centre is a founding partner – took place in Chancellor College, […]

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March 11, 2010

First Belfast-Dublin rail seminar

A first North-South seminar to discuss the Belfast-Dublin rail line and the Enterprise service between Ireland’s two main cities was organised by the Centre in Belfast’s Hilton Hotel on 11 March. Around 25 people (most of them regular users of the line) attended from a range of organisations including the North South Ministerial Council Joint […]

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March 8, 2010

Placement commences on North-South Student Teacher Exchange

The 2008-2009 North-South Student Teacher Exchange project Phase III will involve 20 students from seven colleges of primary education: Stranmillis University College and St Mary’s University College in Belfast; St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, Church of Ireland College of Education, Coláiste Mhuire Marino and Froebel College of Education, all in Dublin, and Mary Immaculate College in […]

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February 20, 2010

Director addresses Sinn Féin London conference

Director Andy Pollak was one of the speakers at a Sinn Féin-organised conference in London on 20 February entitled ‘ Putting Irish unity on the agenda’. Andy appealed for an emphasis on cross-community and cross-border cooperation rather than Irish unity. He argued that ‘when we manage to cooperate to build a shared society within the […]

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January 29, 2010

2010 North-South postgraduate scholarship scheme open for applications

Universities Ireland, which promotes collaboration between universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and the Joint Business Council of the Confederation of British Industry (NI) and the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC), which promotes North-South business cooperation, are offering four – six scholarships to students undertaking a recognised Master’s or the first […]

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January 5, 2010

ICLRD Conference 2010: Preparing for Economic Recovery: Planning Ireland, North and South, Out of Recession

21-22 January 2010 Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen Sponsored by the Special EU Programmes Body and InterTradeIreland, this year’s ICLRD conference theme is Preparing for Economic Recovery: Planning Ireland, North and South, out of Recession. The conference is organised around four sessions: Session 1: Health Check on Economic Development, Planning and Infrastructure The presentations will set the […]

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December 9, 2009

Inaugural North South Research Forum meeting held

What is the Future for Local Economic Development in the Context of the Global Economic Crisis? Wednesday 9 December 2009 Crowne Plaza, Dundalk, 10am – 1pm. The inaugural North South Research Forum took place on Wednesday 9th December 2009 at the Crowne Plaza, Dundalk – from 10.00am – 1.00pm. Keynote speakers: Ms Céline McHugh, Senior […]

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December 1, 2009

Director speaks at Strasbourg seminar on European border cooperation

Director Andy Pollak was one of the speakers at a seminar jointly organized at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Européennes (IHEE) in Strasbourg by the University of Strasbourg and the Euro-Institure in Kehl, Germany entitled Les régions tranfrontalières ‘sensibles’. He spoke on ‘Challenges and opportunities in cross-border cooperation in Ireland after the Northern Irish conflict’. […]

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November 19, 2009

Address to Irish-Scottish Forum on Spatial Planning

Director Andy Pollak addressed the Irish-Scottish Forum for Spatial Planning at National University of Ireland Maynooth (the forum brings together planners from University of Aberdeen, Queen’s University Belfast and NUI Maynooth). The seminar was entitled ‘Development Corridors and the role of Spatial Planning in Border Territories’ and Andy spoke on ‘Cross border cooperation in Ireland […]

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November 19, 2009

Director addresses Oireachtas Committee on the Good Friday Agreement

Director Andy Pollak addressed a meeting of the Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement in Dublin on the work of the Centre for Cross Border Studies and its associated bodies. The committee is chaired by Mr Noel Treacy (Fianna Fail), and among other TDs, senators and MLAs/MPs present were: SDLP leader […]

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