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Australian Ambassador meets with Fund and Belfast interface groups

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091116dk2100 webAustralian Ambassador to Ireland, Richard Andrews, yesterday (9th November 2016) met International Fund for Ireland Board Member, Billy Gamble, and community groups that are working to improve life on some of Belfast’s most contentious interfaces.

The Ambassador viewed peace and reconciliation work, supported by the Fund, which is creating dialogue on the future of physical barriers or so-called Peace Walls that still divide communities in the city. 

The Ambassador met with groups involved in the fund’s Peace Walls Programme including Duncairn Community Partnership, Black Mountain Shared Spaces Project and TASCIT which recently secured the removal of a 270 metre-long Peace Wall on the Crumlin Road in Belfast.

The donors to the International Fund for Ireland include the United States of America, the European Union, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Pictured at the Flax Street Peace Wall in North Belfast are (l-r) Australian Ambassador to Ireland, Richard Andrews; Rab McCallum from the TASCIT project; and Billy Gamble, International Fund for Ireland Board Member.