Co-operation Ireland Press Releases
The closing date for registering for Co-operation Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries event has been extended until Friday 12 February.
On 22 January, Year 10 students from fours schools in Lurgan and North Belfast - Edmund Rice College, Hazelwood College, Lurgan Junior High School and St. Ronan’s Junior High School participated in a panel hearing involving prominent political, civic and community leaders.
More than 160 young people from across Northern Ireland graduated from the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme on Tuesday 15 December 2015.
Co-operation Ireland and the IRFU Charitable Trust have launched a joint fundraising event, which will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the WW1 Battle of the Somme and the 1916 Easter Rising.
In 2016, Co-operation Ireland will team up with the organisers of the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia NI to create a unique cycling opportunity designed specifically for business and group participants.
ROBINSON & MCGUINNESS PRAISED FOR ACHIEVING THE “IMPOSSIBLE”
The awards ceremony for the annual IPB Pride of Place Competition in association with Co-operation Ireland took place on Saturday (14 November) in Ennis, Co. Clare. More than 800 people from across the island filled the venue to hear the winners announced by RTE’s Ciana Campbell.
On 9 November 2015 the Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced Ireland’s first ever participation in The Lord Mayor’s Show in London. The historic pageant, which takes place on Saturday 14 November, celebrates its 800th anniversary this year. Half a million people will line the streets of central London to cheer on the parade and it will be watched on national television by millions more.
The Brian Friel theatre QFT, was abuzz with excitement on Thursday 5 November as 80 young people celebrated the latest installment of Co-operation Ireland’s Entwined Histories project series – EH6, The Home Front. The young people presented the dramas they have spent the past weeks working on, to their teachers, parents and special guests.
Pictured at Cutts House, the home of The Honourable The Irish Society in Coleraine are Social Development Minister Mervyn Storey MLA, Roger Chadwick, Deputy Governor of the Honourable the Irish and Dr Christopher Moran, Chairman of Co-operation Ireland. Mr Chadwick presented Co-operation Ireland a cheque of £11,000 to run a National Citizen Service (NI) programme in Coleraine, which Co-operation Ireland will manage with support from the Department of Social Development.