Research Reports

April 23, 2021

New Approaches for a New Decade? A Scoping Study of Border Communities: Research Reports

With support from the Department of Foreign Affairs’ Reconciliation Fund, the “New Approaches for a New Decade” project sought to contribute to that commitment by undertaking a scoping exercise that would provide an initial overview of the challenges facing border communities in the short to medium-term, with specific reference to what minorities in border communities […]

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December 3, 2020

Collaborating for Common Success: Devolution, repatriation and common frameworks as the context for North-South Cooperation – Executive Summary

The Executive Summary of the “Collaborating for Common Success” report looks at how the UK’s departure from the European Union may impact on areas of competence devolved to Northern Ireland and on the effective operation of Strand 2 of the Good Friday Agreement, and how the implementation bodies and areas of North-South cooperation may be […]

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August 31, 2017

The negotiations for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union What do they mean for relations within and between these islands?

With the electorate having voted on the 23rd of June 2016 to leave the European Union,1 and the Prime Minister, Theresa May, formally notifying the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, on the 29th of March 2017 of the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw, negotiations between the UK Government and the European Union on […]

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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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