Co-operation Ireland Press Releases
Regarded affectionately by many as the ‘Community Oscars’, the 2016 IPB Pride of Place Awards in association with Co-operation Ireland took place last night (26 November) in the Belfast Waterfront. Voluntary groups and organisations from across the island were honoured at the special gala event in front of an audience of approximately 1000 guests and VIPs with many more people tuning in to watch the live stream on-line
On Tuesday 8 November, The Queen, joint Patron of Co-operation Ireland accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh attended a reception at Crosby Hall. During the event, she unveiled a portrait of The Queen, painted by acclaimed Northern Ireland artist Colin Davidson.
On 8 November, Co-operation Ireland celebrated the latest installment of the Entwined Histories programme series – Entwined Histories 7 (EH7), which was themed around the 1916 Commemorations of the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme. More than 80 young people from Ashfield Girls’ High School, The Wallace High School, St Patrick’s College Bearnageeha and Lagan College, their teachers, parents and special guests participated in a showcase event at the fabulous Andrews Gallery in the Titanic Centre, Belfast.
Co-operation Ireland was one of a number of organisations to receive support from Coca-Cola’s Thank You Fund. The €10K Award for the Amazing The Space Legacy Youth Leadership project will enable young people develop the skills to become leaders of change in their own communities.
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: