Research Reports

June 14, 2012

Delivering a Prosperity Process: Opportunities in North/South Public Service Provision

The Centre for Cross Border Studies today publishes a new report proposing a number of areas of public service provision where it makes sense for the Irish and Northern Irish public sectors to cooperate for improved service delivery and ‘value for money’. Delivering a Prosperity Process: Opportunities in North/South Public Service Provision is by Michael […]

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June 12, 2012

Reviving the Border Region Economy in a New Era of Peace and Devolved Government

The final report of this research project – Cross-Border Economic Renewal: Re-thinking Regional Policy in Ireland – was launched on 30 March 2012. The aim of its package of four closely inter-related studies is to find ways of understanding and increasing the accessibility, size, transparency, competitiveness and profitability of Irish border region markets in a […]

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March 30, 2012

Cross-Border Economic Renewal: Rethinking Regional Policy in Ireland

The report – Cross-Border Economic Renewal: Rethinking Regional Policy in Ireland – was launched today in Dublin by Aidan Gough, Director of Strategy and Policy at InterTradeIreland. This major study of the economy of the Irish border region and cross-border economic renewal was carried out by Dr John Bradley, formerly of the Economic and Social […]

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December 15, 2011

Unlocking the Potential of Cross-Border Hospital Planning on the Island of Ireland

A new research report from the Centre for Cross Border Studies concludes that there are potential benefits to be gained from increased North-South cooperation in a number of key acute healthcare services: cystic fibrosis, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery, paediatric cardiac surgery, orthopaedic surgery and acute mental health services. The report, Unlocking the Potential […]

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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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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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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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October 12, 2006

Common Chapter (North-South) Activity Report (2004-2005)

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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