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CCBS features in The Detail’s Good Friday/Belfast Agreement Investigation

Posted On: 28 Apr 2022



In the past month, the Centre for Cross Border Studies has featured in The Detail’s investigation marking the anniversary of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement. This investigation has led to the publication of a series of articles which explore the nature of daily cross-border activity on the island of Ireland and how cooperation North-South and East-West have improved in the years since the Agreement was signed. The expertise of the Centre has been featured in two articles this month.  

Annmarie O’Kane, Information Manager and Border People Project Manager at the Centre for Cross Border Studies, shared the experience of cross-border workers who have been so vital to the economic strength of the whole island. These workers benefitted from the increased confidence and openness that came about after the signing of the agreement. The Border People project which Annmarie manages is an invaluable resource for cross-border workers, offering important information for those living cross-border lives which may not otherwise be easy to find. 

CCBS research focused on the success of the Shannon-Erne Waterway restoration was quoted in another piece looking at the work of Waterways Ireland, one of the six all-Ireland North-South implementation bodies created by the Agreement. The piece looks at Waterways Ireland’s plans for the Ulster Canal and how the all-Ireland management of waterways has been a great success, bringing together people and organisations either side of the border to deliver environmental, economic and health benefits.  

The Centre for Cross Border Studies will continue to highlight the ways in which cooperation North-South and East-West continues to deliver benefits for people across these islands.

Read Luke Butterly’s piece on cross-border workers featuring Annmarie here. 

Read Rory Winter’s piece on the Ulster Canal here.