On the 26th June, The Centre for Cross Border Studies gave evidence during a formal session of the Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement. Speaking on the current state of cross-border cooperation on the island of Ireland, Ruth Taillon, the Centre’s Director, stated: “We are very concerned that the political stability and the progress made towards increased cross-border mobility and cooperative relationships across social, economic and cultural life will be eroded without continued support, both financial and in public policy”.
Among its recommendations to the Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement, the Centre for Cross Border Studies stated that “it is essential that cross-border cooperation be mainstreamed within public policy – and budget lines – on both sides of the border”.
Read the Press Release (MS Word): PRESS RELEASE
Read the full submission (PDF): CCBS CIGFA Submission 26-06-14