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May 6, 2021

Re-imagining the island economy in the aftermath of Brexit and Covid-19

This paper has been adapted by Michael D’Arcy from his transcript of the 2020 Sir George Quigley Annual Memorial Lecture. The paper focuses on the continuing relevance of Sir George Quigley’s vision for an island economy in the aftermath of Brexit and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although given close to a year ago, […]

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April 26, 2021

Briefing Paper: The UK Community Renewal Fund

The UK Community Renewal Fund (UKCRF) was launched by the UK government on 3 March 2021 as part of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget. It was presented in a Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) press release as forming part of a wider package of fiscal measures the Government is taking to “support our […]

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April 22, 2021

Presentation of the results of the 1st Quarterly Survey on the Conditions for North-South and East-West Cooperation

Following the fantastic response to the Centre for Cross Border Studies’ 1st Quarterly Survey on the Conditions for North-South and East-West Cooperation, the Centre held a webinar at 10.30am on Thursday 22nd April to present and discuss the results. The responses, which have been received from civic society organisations and local authorities in Northern Ireland […]

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April 19, 2021

Policy Seminar: Rights after Brexit

The ‘Rights After Brexit’ virtual event, hosted by the Centre for Cross Border Studies, saw the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC), Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI), and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) listening to EU exit concerns, relating to human rights and equality, from civil society organisations from both sides […]

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March 22, 2021

Submission to the Northern Ireland Executive’s Consultation on the Programme for Government Draft Outcomes Framework

This document has been prepared by the Centre for Cross Border Studies as a contribution to Northern Ireland Executive’s Consultation on the Programme for Government Draft Outcomes Framework. The response is closely informed by the Centre’s particular knowledge of and experience in cross-border socio-economic development involving a range of sectors from both Northern Ireland and […]

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February 22, 2021

CCBS Director attends meeting on the Implementation of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol

On Thursday 18th February, Centre for Cross Border Studies (CCBS) Director Dr Anthony Soares attended a meeting with Co-Chairs of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee to discuss implementation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. Dr Antony Soares highlighted the importance of this meeting not becoming a one-off event, and that it should instead represent the […]

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