Peace Wall Removal
Community Celebrates Peace Wall Removal
Residents at a North Belfast interface hold a celebration event to mark a new era after the removal of a 30 year old Peace Wall.
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Local residents and community representatives came together to cheer on teams from Sligo FC, Ballinamallard FC, Donegal Youth Services and Tubbercurry FITC at a special soccer tournament held in Ballinamallard football grounds to mark the latest participants’ success in the 2016 Football in the Community Programme. The Ballinamallard football ground was chosen as a cross border venue for the final event to celebrate the inclusivity of the projects cross community and cross border relations.
Residents at a North Belfast interface held a celebration event today to mark a new era after the removal of a peace wall by the Housing Executive.
The International Fund for Ireland has confirmed €1.17m/£980,000 of financial assistance that will be shared between 13 community projects in Northern Ireland and the Southern border counties.
Dr Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi, today delivered an inspiring speech on peace and non-violence at a special lecture hosted by Ulster University at its Magee campus in Derry~Londonderry.
The visit was the first headline event to be hosted by the new John Hume and Thomas P. O’Neill Chair in Peace, Professor Brandon Hamber, which is funded by the International Fund for Ireland (IFI).
A unique partnership between two Peace Walls projects was today hailed for giving young people a stronger say on potential alterations to physical community divisions.
Community demand for courses linked to peacebuilding and employment at a North Belfast interface is at an unprecedented high, according to an International Fund for Ireland pilot project.
Last year, the Twaddell Woodvale Residents A
Peace and reconciliation projects in Northern Ireland and the southern border counties received a welcome boost as the International Fund for Ireland today committed £1.9m/€2.7m towards 20 initiatives.
The funding, approved at the organisation’s recent Board Meeting in Limavady, includes £381,000/€536,000 for four new projects that will support vulnerable young people who are unable to access or remain in traditional education and training provision.
A ground-breaking anthology that captures 28 lost stories from women directly or indirectly affected by the troubles, will be launched in Derry-Londonderry today (8th March – International Women’s Day).
Local residents and community representatives recently came together at Murphy’s Hotel, Tubbercurry in Sligo to celebrate the launch of the 2016 Football in the Community programme, the third successive year of this highly successful and innovative youth training project. Administered by the Sligo Young Enterprises and funded by the International Fund for Ireland, to date the project has supported and trained 60 young people between the ages of 16-25 years.
More than 100 young people enrolled on an innovative training and outreach project were honoured last night (Thursday 11th February) for bringing new community leadership and positive change to the Strabane area.