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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
We’re delighted to have launched the latest installment of Entwined Histories this week – EH 5, The War – with 80 young people from schools in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 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". Using the beginning of... read more
Co-operation Ireland in association with RTE, welcome schools to our 6th All Island School Choir Competition, which over the five years that the competition has been running, has become a flagship event for cross border co-operation. Over 400 schools have applied to compete in the competition which is aired over 5 consecutive Sunday nights on RTE 1. This year's show culminates in the televised... read more
France declare war! 80 students from NI and ROI working together for the launch of Entwined Histories 5, discovering the reasons for The Great War and how its cause and effects are still relevant to us today. For further information on Entwined Histories contact Corinna Crooks email ccrooks@cooperationireland.org or Jonathan Evershed email jevershed@cooperationireland.org read more
Co-operation Ireland’s Local Government Programme is running a cross border Leadership Seminar in Titanic Belfast on Thursday 9 October 2014, for senior personnel within the Local Government Sector, North and South. We are looking forward to hearing from our Keynote Speaker, Entrepreneur and Founder of Aer Arran Airlines, Pádraig O’Ceidigh. For anyone interested in attending the Seminar or for... read more
Almost 500 young people from across Northern Ireland graduated from the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme on Friday. The event, held at T13, was an opportunity to celebrate the fantastic journey that the young people have been on and the contribution that they have made to their local communities. At the ceremony the graduates were congratulated by the Minister for Social Development... read more
Co-operation Ireland Chairman Christopher Moran recently joined Margaret Ritchie MP on part of the trail of St Patrick in Counties Armagh and Down to discover more about Patrick’s role as a reconciler of communities nearly 1600 years ago. read more