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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
Spatial planning and the role local government were subjects under discussion at a seminar hosted by Co-operation Ireland’s All Island Local Authority Forum in partnership with the International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD) on Thursday (26 June) in the Armagh City Hotel. Opened by Northern Ireland’s Minister for the Environment Mark H Durkan, MLA and Republic of Ireland... read more
Co-operation Ireland’s Chairman Christopher Moran received his Honorary Doctors of Law from the University of Ulster on 3 July at a ceremony in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast. Dr Moran thanked the University for bestowing the honour upon him and in his remarks to the assembled academics and graduates, he acknowledged the potential that Northern Ireland has. He said: "Looking out before me today I... read more
Today (19 June 2014) at their first annual conference to be held in Belfast in forty years, the Worldwide Ireland Funds announced a gift of $1 million to Co-operation Ireland to support itswork, especially in hard to reach communities. This announcement is part of the $16 million that the Funds have distributed in grants across the island of Ireland so far this year. Responding to the... read more
Great to get a positive response from months of facebooking, tweeting and twittering with a very healthy entry to this year’s festival of cross border cycling, and of course friendships rekindled and new ones yet to be made. 30 years on from its inception back in the heat of our troubles, its lovely to see that Maracycle still means so much to so many. For a number of years the question has been... read more