Co-operation Ireland Press Releases
The Queen, joint Patron of Co-operation Ireland, will attend a reception at Crosby Hall, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh on 8th November 2016. During the event, Her Majesty will unveil a portrait of The Queen, painted by acclaimed Northern Ireland artist Colin Davidson.
On 27 September the 2016 Co-operation Ireland Cork/Belfast Leadership Programme was launched in the Gas Networks Ireland headquarters in Cork. Now in its second year, the launch comes as part of Gas Networks Ireland’s three year partnership with Co-operation Ireland, the all-island, peace-building charity. Co-operation Ireland is the only cross border project of its kind.
Today (21 September) to mark the UN International Day of Peace, 5000 young people from across Northern Ireland took part in the largest youth-led peace celebration to be held in Northern Ireland called Amazing the Space. The main event was at the Eikon Exhibition Centre, Maze/Long Kesh and there were five satellite venues in Ballymena, Magherafelt, L’Derry, Enniskillen and Bessbrook.
A group of 250 young people from across Northern Ireland have been awarded with a certificate signed by the Prime Minister after graduating from the NI National Citizen Service (NI NCS) this summer, a youth empowerment programme in which they worked in groups to create a social action project to benefit the local community. Co-operation Ireland is the lead organisation delivering NCS in Northern Ireland.
A group of young people from the Lower Shankill had reason to celebrate recently as they had just completed a Co-operation Ireland Youth Leadership programme.
Following a Co-operation Ireland Board meeting in Dublin today, Friday 24th June 2016, attended by the former Taoiseach John Bruton and former NI First Minister, Peter Robinson, the Chairman of Co-operation Ireland, Dr Christopher Moran said:
Co-operation Ireland's latest annual report is now available to download.
Today (24 June) at Ebrington Square, Derry-Londonderry, one of the biggest youth-led peacebuilding events to be held in Northern Ireland was launched.
To celebrate the success of this year’s Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia NI, Garmin, one of the event sponsors, has kindly donated the prize of a Garmin Edge 1000 which has a retail value of £450. Combined with a Giro d’Italia Jersey, signed over the weekend by former World Champions and Giro d’Italia Winners Stephen Roche and Gianni Bugno and a £150 voucher for framing the shirt, donated by Sheldon Galleries in Newtownards and Belfast, this makes up a fabulous prize.
Trevor Ringland and his son Michael are currently undertaking Co-operation Ireland's Entwined Histories Challenge. Here he writes about why he is doing it...