Newry-Dundalk Twin City Region

Supporting the Implementation of Cross-Border Collaborative Frameworks
Main Report (.pdf)
Dundalk, Co. Louth
27 February 2009 

The Report was launched by Conor Murphy, MP MLA, Minister for Regional Development in Northern Ireland, and John Gormley, TD, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government of the Republic, at a special event at the Carrickdale Hotel, Ravensdale, Dundalk, Co Louth.
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Small Connected Towns Study – Launch

Fostering Mutual Benefits in Cross-Border Areas: The Challenges and Opportunities in Connecting Irish Border Towns and Villages
Main Report (.pdf)
Executive Summary (.pdf)
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Blacklion, Co. Cavan
21 November 2008
The 18-month research programme focusing on the inter-relationships between cross-border towns and villages in the Irish Border region culminated with the launch of the book, [...]

Small Connected Towns Study

The 18-month research programme on cross-border town inter-relationships has culminated in the release of the report Fostering Mutual Benefits in Cross-Border Areas: The Challenges and Opportunities in Connecting Irish Border Towns and Villages. The 21 November 2008 launch of the study was well-attended and well-recieved, and helped to demonstrate the benefits to be gained by [...]

ICLRD Conference – Supporting Evidence-Informed Spatial Planning and Analysis

Dundalk, Co. Louth
15 November 2007
On 15 November, 2007 in Dundalk, the ICLRD together with the Regional Studies Association, the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis, the National Centre for Geocomputation and the All-Island Research Observatory held a conference on Supporting Evidence-Informed Spatial Planning and Analysis—Towards the Development of Spatial Databases on the Island of Ireland.
Attended [...]

Progress report, June 2007 – Implementing a Framework for Collaborative Action

Spatial Strategies on the Island of Ireland

This report provides an update of current initiatives related to developing a collaborative framework for spatial strategies on the Island of Ireland. The report also summarizes key messages and presentations from the November 2006 Conference.
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Regional and Local Development Strategies on the Island of Ireland: Addressing Key Issues and Building Capacity

Athlone, Co. West Meath
27 May 2004
The event was opened by the Irish Minister for Education and Science, Mr Noel Dempsey TD, and was attended by 160 senior figures from central and local government, higher education institutions and the private sector in both jurisdictions. There was agreement that many planning and development issues, North and South, [...]