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Training project to boost youth prospects in south Down

Training project to boost youth prospects in south Down

Published on:  29 Nov 2016
A County Down training project has outlined plans to help boost employability and turn around young lives in Kilkeel and surrounding areas.Launched with £80,550 from the International...
Major Peace Walls event calls for positive outcomes for Londonderry-Derry communities

Major Peace Walls event calls for positive outcomes for Londonderry-Derry communities

Published on:  18 Nov 2016
Trust must be built and residents encouraged to participate and build new relationships so communities can begin to consider a future without physical barriers.That was the message at a...
Clones 'Peace of Mind' cross-border project launched

Clones 'Peace of Mind' cross-border project launched

Published on:  17 Nov 2016
Local residents and community representatives came together to celebrate the official launch of a new cross border project ‘Peace of Mind’, administered by Clones Family Resource Centre. ...
Australian Ambassador meets with Fund and Belfast interface groups

Australian Ambassador meets with Fund and Belfast interface groups

Published on:  10 Nov 2016
Australian 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...
BCRC launches new Peace Walls paper

BCRC launches new Peace Walls paper

Published on:  27 Oct 2016
Belfast Conflict Resolution Consortium today (27th October) launched a new research report that provides referencing tools for individuals and groups that assisting communities to discuss and...
‘Football in the Community’ secures right result

‘Football in the Community’ secures right result

Published on:  24 Oct 2016
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...
Community Celebrates Peace Wall Removal

Community Celebrates Peace Wall Removal

Published on:  11 Aug 2016
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.Speaking at the event deputy First...
International Fund for Ireland commits €1.17m/£980,000 towards 13 community projects

International Fund for Ireland commits €1.17m/£980,000 towards 13 community projects

Published on:  21 Jul 2016
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...
Dr Arun Gandhi calls for 'culture of peace' at John Hume and Thomas P. O’Neill Chair in Peace event

Dr Arun Gandhi calls for 'culture of peace' at John Hume and Thomas P. O’Neill Chair in Peace event

Published on:  23 Jun 2016
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...
Peace Walls Partnership gives young people a stronger voice on interface barriers

Peace Walls Partnership gives young people a stronger voice on interface barriers

Published on:  24 May 2016
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.The 16-week...
High demand for peacebuilding and employment courses in Twaddell-Woodvale area

High demand for peacebuilding and employment courses in Twaddell-Woodvale area

Published on:  12 May 2016
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.
International Fund for Ireland commits £1.9m/€2.7m towards 20 peace projects

International Fund for Ireland commits £1.9m/€2.7m towards 20 peace projects

Published on:  05 Apr 2016
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...
Anthology breaks the silence for women affected by the Troubles

Anthology breaks the silence for women affected by the Troubles

Published on:  08 Mar 2016
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...
Successful Sligo Soccer Project receives funding boost

Successful Sligo Soccer Project receives funding boost

Published on:  22 Feb 2016
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...
Strabane young people say ‘AYE’ to a brighter future

Strabane young people say ‘AYE’ to a brighter future

Published on:  12 Feb 2016
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...

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