November 9, 2006

ICLRD Conference 2006: North-South Collaboration in Spatial Planning

9 November 2006
Canal Court Hotel,Newry

This conference of the International Centre for Local and Regional Development (administered by the Centre) formally launched the ICLRD’s first major research report: Implementing a Framework for Collaborative Action: Spatial Strategies on the Island of Ireland (commissioned by InterTradeIreland). It will take place in the Canal Court Hotel in Newry.

The opening speakers were Mr Dick Roche TD, Irish Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, and Mr Gerry McGinn, Permanent Secretary of the Northern Ireland Department of Regional Development. Other speakers included the prominent Dublin architect Mr Sean O’Laoire, the property developer Mr Gerard O’Hare, and senior planning officials from both Irish jurisdictions and from the European Commission.

For further detail see the ICLRD website