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The role of schools in Northern Ireland
Joanne Hughes and Caitlin Donnelly

(International Fund for Ireland and Atlantic Philanthropies) offered funding for the large-scale Sharing Education Programme (SEP) in Northern Ireland. Guided by reconciliation principles, a key aim of SEP is to facilitate sustained, curriculum-based contact. In this regard it seeks to bridge the gap between integrated schools, which are accessed by only a small minority of children, and

in Everyday life after the Irish conflict
Interreg and the cross-border dimension
Giada Lagana

the economies of border areas and encourage cross-border cooperation. This programme was complemented by other funding from the International Fund for Ireland (IFI) and Co-operation Ireland ( Coakley 2017 ). The political talks process initiated in the 1990s further strengthened cross-border cooperative arrangements ( O’Dowd et al. 1995 : 276). The cessation of paramilitary violence in Northern

in Ireland and the European Union
Derek Birrell

tackling problems of peripherality and rurality, and Interreg II and IIIA have been major sources of funding for some 200 projects in the 2000–05 period (Magennis et al., 2006). Apart from the EU there are other major sources of international funding which have supported cross-border cooperation, particularly the International Fund for Ireland, Cooperation Ireland as well as other charitable trusts. However BDR09.indd 191 3/23/2009 4:12:50 PM 192 Direct rule and the governance of Northern Ireland Table 9.9 Common chapter North/South expenditure 2004 3 millions 2005

in Direct rule and the governance of Northern Ireland
Lessons from the health sector
Brian Ó Caoindealbháin and Patricia Clarke

the border. The EU, through its PEACE and INTERREG programmes, and other international funders, such as the International Fund for Ireland, have been the main source of support over the past two decades for civil society and community groups to engage in North-South activity, broadening participation and encouraging grassroots acceptance of the legitimacy of cross-border working

in Everyday life after the Irish conflict
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The politics of everyday life
Cillian McGrattan and Elizabeth Meehan

quality of the economic and social legislation giving effect to it. This is true not only within Northern Ireland, but it also impacts on those engaged in cross-border business and social cooperation, as is shown by the contribution by the chair of the International Fund for Ireland, Denis Rooney, to a recent IBIS/British Embassy roundtable discussion of North-South business relations (IBIS, 2010

in Everyday life after the Irish conflict
An interview with Martin Mansergh
Graham Spencer

to redress the balance of the old’. I think the American role was important. The public view that they were best buddies is more complex, and there have been a whole range of different interests on, say, Grenada, the Falklands, nuclear disarmament, and where Reagan pushed Thatcher in the direction of delivering on the Anglo-Irish Agreement after she had fallen out with FitzGerald. There was also the kind of American influence going back to Carter’s day, where economic underpinning took shape in the International Fund for

in Inside Accounts, Volume I
An interview with Sean O hUiginn
Graham Spencer

the International Fund for Ireland which flowed from the Agreement played a role not sufficiently appreciated in promoting reconciliation and cross-community co-operation at grassroots level). The impact of the outreach of President Clinton and his administration cannot be over-estimated, both in terms of laying the foundations for the Agreement and bringing it over the line. Senator Mitchell extracted the two Governments out of the hole they had dug for themselves on prior decommissioning and chaired the subsequent talks

in Inside Accounts, Volume I
An interview with Daithi O’Ceallaigh
Graham Spencer

the Anglo-Irish Agreement when we had the ‘Out, out, out’ of Mrs Thatcher. President Reagan met Thatcher the following January and he raised the matter with her. Reagan said he regarded both FitzGerald and Thatcher as his friends and because of that he emphasised how important it was for him that each be friendly to the other. After the Agreement the Americans were helpful in providing considerable resources for the International Fund for Ireland, which was intended to try and put money into areas that had been bereft of

in Inside Accounts, Volume I
An interview with Wally Kirwan
Graham Spencer

September of every second year, bringing together all the key people who were dealing with the Northern Ireland on the British side with the Irish side, Army officers, the police and a good range of people from the British Civil Service and the British establishment. The International Fund for Ireland was set up after the Anglo-Irish Agreement 1985 and was about giving grants to different reconciliation

in Inside Accounts, Volume II