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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 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 10, 2017

CCBS Brexit Blog Update Issue 1

Centre for Cross Border Studies Deputy Director Anthony Soares gives a brief Brexit update from the team’s weekly meeting below. The island of Ireland is most at risk from the UK’s decision to leave the EU and ‘flexible and imaginative solutions’ will be needed. CCBS has published its own proposal through its recent Briefing Paper which […]

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August 9, 2017

The Centre for Crossborder Studies Publishes an Update of its Briefing Paper on ‘Brexit and Economic Development’

In the run-up to the United Kingdom’s referendum on membership of the European Union in June 2016, the Centre for Cross Border Studies (CCBS) and Co-operation Ireland published a series of five briefing papers. These papers aimed to inform debate by exploring the potential impacts of an eventual Brexit on Northern Ireland and North-South relations. […]

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August 9, 2017

CCBS Report: The negotiations for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union

This report  evaluates how relations within the island of Ireland, and between the island of Ireland and Great Britain are framed within the approaches to the negotiations being taken by the main players involved, and suggests how to safeguard North-South and East-West relations in the post-Brexit context using the 1998 Belfast/Good Friday Agreement as a […]

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June 20, 2017

Good Practice in Cross-Border Cooperation in the Irish Border Region.

Event Date 20 June 2017. The Centre for Cross Border Studies was delighted to welcome guests to the Canal Court in Newry 20th June 2017 for a seminar on ‘Good Practice in the Cross-Border Cooperation in the Irish Border Region’. The seminar, part of an international study visit for participants in a project funded by […]

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May 25, 2017

CCBS Publications included in N.I Assembly Library Research Publication: ‘Brexit and Northern Ireland: A Reading List’

The Northern Ireland Assembly Library has just published a 29-page Brexit reading list that includes a large number of The Centre for Cross Border Studies publications. The full reading list is available below. Research and Information Service Briefing Paper   For Brexit reports, publications, events and new articles visit the Centre’s Brexit page available through the following […]

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May 22, 2017

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon attends All-Island Sectoral Dialogue on Brexit “The North West and Wider Border Region”

The Irish Government’s All-Island Sectoral Dialogue on Brexit is continuing.  CCBS Director Ruth Taillon attended the most recent consultation event on Monday 22 May in Letterkenny. This event, which attracted 160 participants, was focussed specifically on the North West and the Wider Border Region. Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council made […]

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May 10, 2017

“Centre for Cross Border Studies meeting with the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: Written Statement”

‘‘The future of community, social and economic development and cooperation in border counties” Statement by the Centre for Cross Border Studies” has been prepared by Deputy Director of the Centre for Cross Border Studies Dr Anthony Soares and Members of the Board of the Centre for Cross Border Studies,Dr Katy Hayward and Mr Philip McDonagh . […]

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