Almost 500 young people from across Northern Ireland graduated from the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme on Friday. The event, held at T13, 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 communities. At the ceremony the graduates were congratulated by the Minister for Social Development... read more
Co-operation Ireland Chairman Christopher Moran recently joined Margaret Ritchie MP on part of the trail of St Patrick in Counties Armagh and Down to discover more about Patrick’s role as a reconciler of communities nearly 1600 years ago. read more
Spatial planning and the role local government were subjects under discussion at a seminar hosted by Co-operation Ireland’s All Island Local Authority Forum in partnership with the International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD) on Thursday (26 June) in the Armagh City Hotel. Opened by Northern Ireland’s Minister for the Environment Mark H Durkan, MLA and Republic of Ireland... read more
Co-operation Ireland’s Chairman Christopher Moran received his Honorary Doctors of Law from the University of Ulster on 3 July at a ceremony in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast. Dr Moran thanked the University for bestowing the honour upon him and in his remarks to the assembled academics and graduates, he acknowledged the potential that Northern Ireland has. He said: "Looking out before me today I... read more
Today (19 June 2014) at their first annual conference to be held in Belfast in forty years, the Worldwide Ireland Funds announced a gift of $1 million to Co-operation Ireland to support itswork, especially in hard to reach communities. This announcement is part of the $16 million that the Funds have distributed in grants across the island of Ireland so far this year. Responding to the... read more
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 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 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