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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Third Annual Conference Report Now Available

The report on the Third Annual ICLRD Conference, Fostering Co-operation for Local and Regional Development through Cross Border Spatial Planning, is now avaliable
On January 17, 2008 in Armagh, the ICLRD together with InterTradeIreland hosted a conference on Fostering Co-operation for Local and Regional Development through Cross Border Spatial Planning. The conference was opened jointly by Batt O’Keeffe TD, Minister for Housing, [...]

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.
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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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Managing Space: Making Places – Strategic Planning for Cohesion and Diversity

27-28 October 2005
An International Conference hosted by NIRSA/ICLRD in collaboration with the Southside Partnership, Dublin. The conference was addressed by both international and local spatial planning experts and project partners and had an audience of over 130.
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Establishing the Connection: Spatial Strategy and Cross-Border Collaboration

Seminar paper presented to a Mapping Frontiers workshop held in Derry in October 2005 of the thinking behind a collaborative approach to spatial planning and the work to date in this area undertaken by ICLRD.
By Neale Blair, Brendan Bartley, John Driscoll

Exploring the Economic and Social Implications of the National Spatial Strategy

Athlone, Co. Meath
15 April 2005
The seminar was organised jointly by the Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) and the National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM). The objective was to present and discuss spatial strategies from European, national, regional and local perspectives, with particular reference to economic and social aspects.

Mapping the 2002 Census

Maynooth, Co. Kildare
27 January 2005
The unprecedented rate of economic growth in the Republic of Ireland in the 1990s was associated with very significant adjustments to the demographic and socio-economic profiles. Locational factors have been influential in the establishment of new geographical patterns in respect of key demographic and socio-economic indicators. This workshop provided the first [...]

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, [...]