May 1, 2008

Cross-border GP Out-Of-Hours evaluation

Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT), a partnership of Health Boards and Trusts in the border region, is currently developing two pilot areas along the border where patients would be given the choice of accessing closer cross-border services or using the existing service in his/her own jurisdiction. A pilot cross-border GP Out Of Hours service was […]

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March 21, 2008

Common Chapter (North-South) Activity Report 2006

The Centre for Cross Border Studies in partnership with FGS McClure Watters have been appointed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) to produce a Common Chapter (North-South) Activity Report for 2006.  The Common Chapter forms part of the National Development Plan for Ireland and the Structural Funds Plan for Northern Ireland, and aims to […]

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March 12, 2008

The Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland – No.3

The 2008 Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland was launched in Dublin by Mary Hanafin TD, the Minister for Education and Science, on 12 March. It contains articles about the trade unions and North-South cooperation; a new tourism brand for the island of Ireland; the role of teacher educators in North-South cooperation; modelling all-island […]

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February 1, 2008

North/South Mental Health Services Research Group

Mental Health is currently a key priority of the two governments on the island.  There remains a great need for research and information which can inform planning and practice in the mental health services on the island. In October 2001 the Health Ministers, North and South, agreed a draft Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment […]

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December 17, 2007

Removing the Barriers

The state of the health system in general, and the hospital system in particular, is a burning issue in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. However the enthusiasm expressed by both doctors and patients for exploring the possibilities of improved health care in the border region through greater cross-border co-operation has fallen on […]

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October 25, 2007

The Wind Across the Border and other essays

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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August 1, 2007

Borders, Beds and Health: A Pilot Study Modelling All-Ireland Hospital Accessibility

In partnership with Dr Ronan Foley and Dr Martin Charlton, Centre for GeoComputational Research, NUI Maynooth. There has been increasing interest shown in recent years by both civil servants and academics in both Irish jurisdictions in modelling economic and social structures across the whole island, with health services being one of the key areas explored. […]

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May 1, 2007

Common Chapter Activity Report

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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February 26, 2007

The Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland – No.2

The second issue of The Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland consists of two sections. The first and larger section contains five in-depth research articles (4,000-5,000 words) on aspects of practical cross-border co-operation in Ireland. The second section contains an updated compendium of information about the work of the Centre for Cross Border Studies. The Journal […]

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January 11, 2007

Attitudes to the development of cross-border health services: The case of GP Out-Of-Hours services

Politicians and health professionals have identified health as a key area for cross-border co-operation. The two health systems (National Health Services in the North and Irish Health Service in the South) share common core principles, face similar health and service problems, and have adopted similar approaches to tackling issues. However there is little evidence of […]

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December 12, 2006

Mapping Border Ireland

Mapping cross-border infrastructure projects, especially over time, can help to determine the impacts of these infrastructure projects on local economic development, land uses, services and residential and commercial development in a cross border context. The comprehensive mapping of projects will also provide the opportunity to illustrate linkages to other programmes. The mapping of completed infrastructure […]

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