September 18, 2017

CCBS Deputy Director speaks at William Carleton Summer School on “Creativity and its limits in the approaches to Brexit”

On the 16th of September, CCBS Deputy Director Anthony Soares gave a keynote speech at the William Carleton Summer School, where he assessed the UK Government’s proposals on Northern Ireland and the border as part of the negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. In his speech, he asked how creative, imaginative and […]

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September 12, 2017

Towards a New Common Chapter: Assessing the commitment to cross-border cooperation among grassroots community organisations

2.30pm, Monday 11th September Venue: NICVA, Belfast. During this event Dr Anthony Soares (Deputy Director, Centre for Cross Border Studies) presented the findings from an ongoing Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust funded project, “Towards a New Common Chapter”. This project has been assessing the extent to which cross-border cooperation is independently valued and enacted at the […]

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September 11, 2017

CCBS Deputy Director gives keynote lecture at Warwick University

Deputy Director, Anthony Soares, gave a keynote lecture at the “Discourses of Migration” conference at Warwick University (7 September). The title of his lecture was “Migration at the Northern Ireland (Brexit) Border: Identities, Commodities and Connections”, and in which he discussed the extent to which future migration serves either a purely mechanical function that dehumanises […]

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September 7, 2017

European Commission publishes guiding principles on Ireland and Northern Ireland

The European Commission has today set out its principles for the political dialogue on Ireland and Northern Ireland in the Brexit negotiations. Today’s paper states that the Good Friday Agreement should continue to be protected and strengthened in all its parts after the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. The continuation of the Common Travel Area, which […]

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September 1, 2017

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon podcast ‘Is a frictionless Irish border ‘magical thinking?’ for The Guardian

Ruth Taillon, Director, Centre for Cross Border Studies was recently interviewed by the Guardian for their ‘Brexit Means’ podcast series discussing the critical Brexit question and potential dealbreaker of ”Is a frictionless Irish border ‘magical thinking?’ Appearing on the show with presenter Jon Henley, Lisa O’Carroll, the Guardian’s Brexit correspondent, and Martina Anderson, a Northern […]

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August 31, 2017

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon’s letter published in the Irish News

Centre for Cross Border Studies Director Ruth Taillon’s letter has been published in the opinions section of the Irish News. In the letter Ms Taillon welcomes Jarlath Kearney’s suggestion for a joined-up all-island campaign against racism. The CCBS director also welcomes Theresa May’s intentions for the continuation of the PEACE IV Programme. The letter emphasises […]

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August 25, 2017

CCBS Brexit Blog Update Issue 2

Centre for Cross Border Studies Deputy Director Anthony Soares gives a brief Brexit update from the team’s weekly meeting below. In this update, Deputy Director Soares discusses the recent British Government’s Paper on Northern Ireland & Ireland and gives the Centre’s response. For further information please see the CCBS Statement & CCBS Response to the […]

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August 18, 2017

CCBS ‘Response to the UK Government position paper: Northern Ireland and Ireland’

The Centre for Cross Border Studies has published a response to the UK Government’s position paper ‘Northern Ireland and Ireland.’ CCBS welcomes the fact that the paper recognises the unique circumstances of the island of Ireland and appreciates the references to upholding the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, avoiding a ‘hard border’, maintaining the Common Travel Area, […]

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August 16, 2017

CCBS research quoted in recent BBC News

Centre for Cross Border Studies research has been quoted in a recent story which appeared on the BBC News. The story which examines the North/South border of Ireland which after Brexit is going to become a major land border between the UK and the EU. The story quotes the Centre’s figures for commuters who cross […]

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August 15, 2017

CCBS Deputy Director Anthony Soares interviewed in The Irish News

Centre for Cross Border Studies Deputy Director Anthony Soares has appeared in today’s Irish News outlining the Centre’s proposal on how to turn ‘the Brexit negotiating table on the 1998 Agreement’. The Centre’s recent Briefing Paper ‘‘Flexible and Imaginative solutions’ considers the options which may have to be explored post-Brexit and recommends that the 1998 Belfast/Good Friday Agreement should become […]

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August 15, 2017

“Enhancing Capacities of Regions and Cities for Better Cross-Border Cooperation“

TEIN and its associated partners the MOT, CESCI and DG Regio/European Commission are hosting a workshop as part of the European Week of the Regions and Cities. The workshop will take place at 2.30pm on 10th October 2017 in room JDE-51, Jacques Delors Building, 99-101 rue Belliard, Brussels. The workshop is aimed towards political respresentatives, […]

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