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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
After much discussion, I am delighted to be able to confirm that Maracycle is going ahead over the weekend of 28 & 29 June 2014. We had an overwhelming response to our previous email when we outlined some of the proposed changes we were thinking of making to Maracycle, so thanks to everyone who took the time to call or email us. It is much appreciated and made us realise that a significant... read more
PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL BALLYPHEHANE were tonight (Sunday, 24 November) announced as winners of the All Island School Choir Competition 2013. The Grand Final saw four schools compete in front of an invited audience at the Titanic Belfast, which included the First Minister and the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Peter Robinson, MP, MLA, and Martin McGuinness, MP, MLA who jointly... read more
More than 700 people filled The Venue, Erbington Square, L’Derry on Saturday (16 November) to hear the announcement of the winners and runners up in the 11th Annual IPB Pride of Place Competition. Forty seven groups, ranging from small rural communities to inner city housing estates, picked up these top accolades in the Main and Cities Competition, – all of them demonstrating the pride their... read more
First Minister Peter Robinson MLA was the keynote speaker at the recent Co-operation Ireland Gala Dinner, held at Queen’s University Belfast on 17 October, in celebration of the role of the GAA in peace-building. In his speech he said, “I am absolutely convinced that “respect” is the key to progress. And that “understanding” is the key to “respect.” Understanding requires us all to listen as... read more
For 20 years, one of Ireland’s most popular sporting legends Pat Jennings has organised his Annual Golf Classic at Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle to support Ireland’s leading peace building charity Co-operation Ireland and raise funds for its work with young people. To date over £500,000 has been raised through Pat’s efforts. Young people from diverse communities are given an opportunity... read more
The NCS Flyer and Expression of Interest are now available to download. These and all the details on the NCS project are available on the NCS pages of this website www.cooperationireland.org/2013NCS Young people interested in participating in this exciting and challenging project should download the Expression of Interest form, fill it out, scan and email back to ccrooks@cooperationireland.org.... read more
Co-operation Ireland is delighted to announce two exciting competitions sponsored by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board in support of the All Island School Choir Competition. The first is open to all Second Level Schools and offers schools the opportunity to win a fabulous 2 day trip to Colin Glen Forest Trust for up to 40 people, where students can enjoy the adventure activities on offer, stay... read more