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
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