Past Projects

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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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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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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July 1, 2006

Border Ireland: Phase II 2006-2008

The main objective for Phase II is to firmly establish Border Ireland as a portal for information on and communication for cross-border co-operation on the island of Ireland. There are four key elements to Phase II of the project: The development of a range of interactive facilities on the Border Ireland website – including a […]

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July 1, 2006

North/South and Cross-Border Public Sector Training Programme

ESSENTIAL TRAINING FOR NORTH/SOUTH OFFICIALS The commitment by the Prime Minister and the Taoiseach in Armagh on 6 April to “a step-change in advancing North-South co-operation” means that such co-operation will increasingly become part of the work of civil and public servants in Northern Ireland and Ireland. Already there are over 700 officials working on cross-border […]

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July 1, 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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May 1, 2006

Public attitudes to developing and using cross-border health 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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January 4, 2005

Services for ethnic and immigrant groups Study

A Comparative study of how public authorities provide services for ethnic and immigrant groups within the prescribed framework in three jurisdictions: Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland This study, commissioned by the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (Northern Ireland) from the Centre for Cross Border Studies, is being carried out […]

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April 1, 2004

Mapping Frontiers, Plotting Pathways: Routes to North/South Co-operation in a Divided Island

This activity is listed on This was a two-year collaborative project, commissioned by the Higher Education Authority in the South, between University College Dublin (Institute for British-Irish Studies and the Geary Institute [formerly the Institute for the Study of Social Change]), Queen’s University Belfast (Institute of Governance and Centre for International Borders Research), the Centre for Cross Border […]

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February 1, 2004

Europe for Patients

The Centre, through its research associate Dr Jim Jamison, is collaborating with research institutes in Britain, Spain, France, Belgium, Slovenia and Estonia in the EU Sixth Framework-funded Europe for Patients research project. The aim of this project is to enhance the ability of patients across the EU to benefit from the potential health care advantages created by […]

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May 1, 2003

BORDER IRELAND: Phase I

Visit borderireland.info and discover what it can do for you The Centre has developed Border Ireland an on-line information signposting system to direct people to existing points of cross-border information in the public domain. The website acts as a one-stop shop for researchers, policy makers, community development workers, businesses and the general public providing, for the first […]

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April 1, 2003

Ireland as a Centre of Excellence in Third Level Education

Higher Education Conference Series: Conference 1 10 – 11 October 2002 Armagh City Hotel This conference is the first of a series of six higher education conferences which are being organised by the Department for Employment and Learning in Belfast and the Department of Education and Science in Dublin, together with representatives of the university, […]

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