The winners of the 15th annual IPB Pride of Place Awards in association with Co-operation Ireland were announced at the weekend at a Gala Awards Ceremony in Donegal.
Co-operation Ireland has received £43,700.00 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for our Inform, Transform and Re-imagine Youth Project based in Lisburn. Led by Co-operation Ireland and Resurgam Community Development Trust the project aims to bring together young people from the local community in Halftown Lisburn, to learn about the history and heritage of the Maze Long Kesh site. Both Co-operation Ireland and Resurgam will work closely with a group of local young people to raise awareness of heritage and the importance of valuing buildings and sites of historical significance on the Maze Long Kesh site.
At their premises in Finglas, on Tuesday 17 October 2017 Gas Networks Ireland launched the Co-operation Ireland Dublin Leadership Programme. The launch of the Dublin programme comes as part of Gas Networks Ireland’s strategic partnership with Co-operation Ireland. Gas Networks Ireland already supports the charity’s leadership programme in Cork.
A group of diplomats from across the world were in Belfast last Thursday (12 October) to attend the first ever Diplomatic Dinner to be held in the city. The dinner was hosted by the Consular Corps/Association of Northern Ireland (CA-NI) and Co-operation Ireland was nominated by them as being the beneficiary charity. Invest NI, the European Commission, Donnelly Group and the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce supported the event.
The Lord Mayor of London, Dr Andrew Parmley was in Dublin on Monday 9 October and attended a dinner in the Mansion House. The dinner was also attended by the Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan TD, Sir Alan Duncan MP Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with responsibility for Britain’s relationship with Europe and the Americas and Dr Christopher Moran, Chairman of Co-operation Ireland.
During his first official visit to Belfast on Thursday 7 September, Prince Harry attended a Co-operation Ireland event to celebrate one of its largest peace-building programmes - Amazing the Space and help to officially launch the end year of the programme.
If you happened to walk past Crumlin Road Jail on the night of the 21st of August 2017 you wouldn't think that it used to house prisoners. The voices and excited laughter of over 250 new NCS graduates bounced off the walls. Crumlin Road was packed to the brim with young people for the NI NCS Summer graduation.
Sir Malcolm McKibbin, recently Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS), is to join the board of Co-operation Ireland following his recent retirement. The Chairman of Co-operation Ireland, Dr Christopher Moran calls it “an inspired move for the organisation”.
Co-operation Ireland's Annual report 2016-17 is now available to download.
On Tuesday the 16th May at 6.30 pm in Vertigo County Hall, the Deputy County Mayor of Cork Cllr. Kevin Conway formally opened the Graduation ceremony for the 24 young people who had completed the Co-operation Ireland Youth Leadership Programme.