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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
Two Co-operation Ireland staff members were keynote speakers at the recent Global Peace Foundation Forum in the United States. Barry Fennell and Alan Largey From the FACE Project spoke about Co-operation Ireland’s work and detailed their experiences of delivering peace-building projects. The link gives more details on the Forum http://www.globalpeace.org/newsapp/conflict-transformed-through-... read more
In an interview with UTV broadcast on Wednesday 14 May, Peter Sheridan discusses some of the changes that were introduced in policing Northern Ireland and the challenges facing the new Chief Constable. This interview is available at http://www.u.tv/News/Building-a-police-service-from-the-past/8458e668-60... read more
In celebration of the Giro d'Italia coming to town on Thursday 8 May, Co-operation Ireland is adding all names of those cyclists who enter Maracycle by 31 May, into a Draw to win a Giro d'Italia 'Big Start' Stage 1 Cycle Jersey. To be in with a change of getting your hands on this highly sought after piece of Giro merchandise, make sure you get your entry in on time. The Draw will be made... read more
On Thursday (10 April) the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins attended a Northern Ireland themed event at Windsor Castle, hosted by Her Majesty The Queen. Co-operation Ireland played a key role in this event, which was attended by more than 200 people who have played a significant role in bringing peace and prosperity to Northern Ireland. Following the reception, Co-operation Ireland’s... read more
Chief Executive Peter Sheridan was one of five people who today (5 March) met President Clinton in Derry. Peter summed up the meeting by saying "Bill Clinton is clear that civil society organisations such as the five around the table have a key role in 'finishing the job' and he intends to make that clear to politicians as he meets them today". read more
Join Mr Tim Lucey, Cork City Manager, Mr John Mullins, Chairman of Co-operation Ireland’s Cork Committee and Mr John Gately Owner of Montenotte Hotel and the Boardwalk Bar and Grill, as they take on Co-operation Ireland’s Belfast-Dublin Maracycle on the 28 June 2014, cycling 108 miles supporting the peace-building charity as well as other great causes. Ireland’s most popular cross border cycle... read more
The University of Ulster has announced that Co-operation Ireland Chairman Christopher Moran is one of 13 personalities to be honoured for their inspirational achievements at its summer graduations this year. Vice Chancellor Professor Richard Barnett said the award of Doctor of Laws (LLD) to Mr Moran was in recognition of his outstanding contribution to civic leadership. He added: “The honorary... read more
On Saturday (25 January) at a gala event at Titanic Belfast, participants of the National Citizen Service (NCS) graduated with honours. The ceremony 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 community. At the ceremony the graduates were entertained by local talent Conor Scott, and presented with... read more
Last month the Irish Security Industry Association awarded its Premier Award, the Paul Lynch Memorial Sculpture to Co-operation Ireland in recognition of its work in creating opportunities for groups from the two main religious communities to come together and help build a society based in tolerance and acceptance of cultural difference. Each year the award is given to an individual or... read more