Small Connected Towns Study – Launch Presentations


Sheena ODowd & Ciaran Tracey, Leitrim County Council (Planning Department)




Sheena O'Dowd & Ciaran Tracey, Leitrim County Council (Planning Department)

Seminar and Launch Programme
Programme of the day’s events.

ICLRD & Small Towns Study
Presentation by John Driscoll, Director, ICLRD on the work of ICLRD and the background to the small cross-border towns and villages project.

Fostering Mutual Benefits in Cross-Border Areas
Presentation by the Research Team outlining specific background to study, focus of study, case study areas and findings and recommendations emerging from the team’s research.

Cross-Border Mobility
Presentation by Dr. Patricia Clarke, Centre for Cross-Border Studies on increasing cross-border mobility and the challenges and opportunities this generates.

Cross-Border Co Operation: A Role for Local Government
Presentation by Ciarán Tracey, Senior Planner, Leitrim County Council on the role of local government in the promotion and facilitation of cross-border co operation on both an intra-sectoral and cross-sectoral basis.

Competitive Advantage and Local Potential: A Role for the Community
Presentation by Carol Follis, Irish Central Border Area Network (ICBAN) on the role of the community and voluntary sector in untapping local potential.

Building Competitiveness Through Partnership: A Role for the Private Sector
Speech by Mr. Niall birthistle, Chairman, North West Chambers of Commerce Initiative

Launch Speech – Ms. Diedre Ryan, Board Member, IFI
Speech by Ms. Deirdre Ryan, Board Member, International Fund for Ireland as part of launch programme

Launch Speech – Mr. Eamon Scanlon T.D.
Speech by Mr. Eamon Scanlon, T.D. for Sligo-North Leitrim, on the occasion of the launch of the ICLRD report, “Fostering Mutual Benefits in Cross-border Areas: The Challenges and Opportunities in Connecting Irish Border Towns and Villages”