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News and Press Releases from the International Fund for Ireland.

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...
Community ‘apprentices’ praised for transforming West Belfast neighbourhoods

Community ‘apprentices’ praised for transforming West Belfast neighbourhoods

Published on:  09 Dec 2015
Four young people enrolled on a special apprenticeship-type initiative were today (8th December) honoured for bringing new community leadership and positive change to the Highfield and Springmartin...
International Fund for Ireland commits €2.2m/£1.57m towards 23 community projects

International Fund for Ireland commits €2.2m/£1.57m towards 23 community projects

Published on:  09 Dec 2015
The International Fund for Ireland has confirmed €2.2m/£1.57m of financial assistance to support 23 community projects in Northern Ireland and the southern border counties of Ireland. The funding, approved at the organisation’s recent Board Meeting in Cavan, will see €2m/£1.44m shared among 16 projects that are working to address difficult issues linked to the legacy of...
Limavady celebrates achievements of major community partnership project

Limavady celebrates achievements of major community partnership project

Published on:  25 Nov 2015
A major community outreach and training partnership that created more 1,100 places on courses and activities in Limavady was recognised at a special celebration event on Tuesday 24th November at...
Donegal Youth Service marks completion of ‘ACTIV8’ cross-border project

Donegal Youth Service marks completion of ‘ACTIV8’ cross-border project

Published on:  20 Nov 2015
On Friday 20th November, local residents and community representatives from East Donegal and Strabane came together to celebrate the achievements of participants in the Activ8 Project...
International Fund for Ireland launches five-year ‘Community Consolidation’ strategy

International Fund for Ireland launches five-year ‘Community Consolidation’ strategy

Published on:  18 Nov 2015
The International Fund for Ireland today launched a new five-year strategy that will expand and intensify critical peace-building programmes in Northern Ireland and the southern border counties...
Interface communities back plans for shared community facility

Interface communities back plans for shared community facility

Published on:  28 Oct 2015
The majority of residents living near a cluster of interface sites would back plans to develop a shared community facility on a derelict factory site in West Belfast, a new survey today revealed. The Shared Community Survey, developed by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive for the Black Mountain Shared Space Project (BMSSP), sought the views of 341 people based in the...
Innovative partnership hailed for its role in transforming communities

Innovative partnership hailed for its role in transforming communities

Published on:  26 Oct 2015
An ambitious six-month partnership aimed at addressing common issues in unionist and nationalist communities has been praised for its role in reducing tensions and turning around young lives in...
Official opening of The Base Enterprise Centre for Finn Valley and cross-border area

Official opening of The Base Enterprise Centre for Finn Valley and cross-border area

Published on:  12 Oct 2015
On Thursday (8th October), local community and business representatives came together to celebrate the official opening of The BASE Enterprise Centre, a €1.4m community and enterprise hub...

International Fund for Ireland welcomes new policy for shared education

Published on:  16 Sep 2015
The International Fund for Ireland today (16th September 2015) welcomed the publication of the Department of Education’s Sharing Works: A Policy for Shared Education. Dr Adrian Johnston,...

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