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On his recent visit to Belfast, The Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD took time out of his busy schedule to speak to Co-operation Ireland programme participants and staff. He expressed his admiration for the work of Co-operation Ireland and he pledged to continue supporting peace-building programmes and improving the links between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. read more
Co-operation Ireland announce success as delivery provider of Northern Ireland National Citizen Service (NI NCS) as local teens make a difference to community as part of national NCS Social Action Day On Saturday (7 March), to coincide with NCS Action Day, during which hundreds of teens nationwide gave up their day to take part a national day of social action, Co-operation Ireland announced... read more
Community Planning and the Regeneration of Local Spaces were the topics under discussion at a seminar hosted by Co-operation Ireland’s All Island Local Authority Forum in partnership with the Northern Ireland Department of the Environment (DOE) and the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government (DECLG) on Thursday (26th February) in Dublin Castle. Opened by NI’s Deputy... read more
Co-operation Ireland is launching Our Human Rights in Action resource for teachers/youth workers at Stranmillis College on Thursday 19th March, 10am-1pm. This resource can be used as a stand-alone resource to enhance Human Rights learning and the development of communication skills, or as a basis for a cross community partnership project. On the day, each attendee will receive a copy of the... read more
Co-operation Ireland and the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry jointly hosted a business networking reception for Labour Leader Ed Miliband MP at Titanic Belfast on 21 January. In his remarks the Labour Leader said that peace and economic and social development went hand in hand and he promised that in advance of the general election, Labour would work with the local business... read more
Co-operation Ireland and the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce are jointly organising a special evening with Labour Leader Ed Miliband on Wednesday 21 January from 7.30pm - 9.00pm. To register for this event visit http://www.northernirelandchamber.com/event/vip-business-reception/ read more
Moate Community School, Co Westmeath were tonight (Sunday, 16 November) announced as winners of the All Island School Choir Competition 2014. Broadcast live on RTÉ One. The Grand Final saw four schools compete in front of an invited audience at Titanic Belfast, which included the Minister of Education for Northern Ireland John O’Dowd MLA, Finance Minister Simon Hamilton MLA and Minister of... read more
On Thursday (6 November) at the Ulster Museum, we were delighted to celebrate the latest installment of our Entwined Histories project series – EH5, The War – with 80 young people from schools in NI and ROI. The entwined history theme is an excellent tool to, not only understand present day tensions, but to uncover the elements and myths of history that have dominated notions of "identity".... read more
More than 800 people filled Treacy's West County Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare on Saturday (15th November) to hear the announcement of the winners and runners up in the 12th Annual IPB Pride of Place Awards in association with Co-operation Ireland. The awards were greeted with great celebration by representatives of community groups, from all over the island of Ireland, eagerly anticipating the... read more
Co-operation Ireland is supporting the Make It Work Campaign, launched 20 October 2014. "We believe that the current talks process offers an important opportunity for our politicians, and all those with a shared responsibility, to resolve and agree some of the very difficult issues facing our community. We recognise that significant progress has been made over the past years, and we also... read more