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Co-operation Ireland October 2017 Update
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Dublin Youth Leadership Programme Launched  
On Tuesday 17 October 2017 the Dublin Youth Leadership Programme was launched at Gas Network Ireland’s Finglas office.
 
Sixteen young people from the area have been selected to participate in the programme, which is being facilitated by Dublin Sports Partnership. At the launch some of the young participants spoke about what they hoped to get out of the programme. Visit our website for further information.
Co-operation Ireland facilitates Lord Mayor of London's visit to Dublin and Belfast 
Pictured with the ceremonial maces are Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan TD and Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Sir Alan Duncan MP along with Co-operation Ireland Chairman Dr Christopher Moran, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald TD and the Lord Mayor of London Dr Andrew Parmley.
 
The Lord Mayor of London, Dr Andrew Parmley was in Dublin on Monday 9 October and attended a dinner in the Mansion House. The dinner was also attended by the Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan TD, Sir Alan Duncan MP Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with responsibility for Britain’s relationship with Europe and the Americas and Dr Christopher Moran, Chairman of Co-operation Ireland.

Co-operation Ireland facilitated the visit of the Lord Mayor of London to Dublin and its aim was to strengthen the relationship between Britain and Ireland as tensions emerge during Brexit.

Before the dinner, Ministers Charlie Flanagan and Sir Alan Duncan were photographed with their respective capital cities maces, a symbol of the strengthened relationship between the two islands. Read more ...
Amazing the Space Youth Committee meet Holocaust Survivor 
Dr Martin Stern with the Amazing the Youth Committee

Young people from the Amazing the Space steering committee recently met Holocaust survivor Dr Martin Stern to share stories of how they have been working together to live out the Peace Pledges they developed during the Amazing the Space project.  They also shared with him their experiences of being part of the 
Amazing the Space steering committee and spoke about how they were responsible for shaping the initiative.

During the event Dr Stern spoke about being a Holocaust survivor and how this had shaped his involvement in peace-building initiatives. 
 
The Amazing the Space project encourages young people both locally and internationally to participate in peace pledge projects that demonstrate how they can bring about positive change in their communities. Visit the Amazing The Space page on our website for more information on this innovative project. 
Entwined Histories 8 
Pupils visiting the Witness History Exhibition 

The 8th instalment of the Entwined Histories project took place during October with pupils from four schools - Wallace High School, Lagan College, Trinity College Belfast and Ashfield Girls School – taking part. The focus of the project was The Role Of Women in the period 1912-1922.  
The students visited the Witness History Exhibition at the GPO in Dublin and took part in a walking tour to visit sites relevant to key figures and events of the decade.
 
The project will conclude next month with their showcase event which will highlight the students' understanding of the period. 
International Work 
As part of our on-going international work, Co-operation Ireland attended the International Character Summit in Washington DC during October.  Under the theme of Creating Peaceful Schools with Moral and Innovative Leadership, Co-operation Ireland’s presentation focussed on developing character and peace in a post-conflict segregated education system. Co-operation Ireland was invited to participate in the summit by the Global Peace Foundation, one of the organisers of the event. 
Success for First Diplomatic Dinner 
President of CA-NI the Duchess of Abercorn with Co-operation Ireland Chairman Dr. Christopher Moran and Jerome Mullan Chairman of the Diplomatic Dinner organising committee.

Co-operation Ireland was delighted to be the beneficiary charity for the first Diplomatic Dinner to be held in Belfast. With more than 300 attendees and 22 countries represented, the dinner was hosted by the Consular Corps / Association of Northern Ireland (CA-NI) and supported by Invest NI, the European 
Commission, Donnelly Group and the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce.

President of CA-NI the Duchess of Abercorn welcome all the guests and Professor Francis Campbell, the former British Ambassador to the Holy See was the guest speaker.
 Visit our website for more information and to see photos taken at this very special event.
Pat Jennings Golf Classic 
Pat Jennings and his team 

The annual Pat Jennings Golf Classic took place at Royal County Down Golf Club during October. 30 4-ball teams took part in the 24th annual golf event, which raised approximately £30k for Co-operation Ireland’s work. Thanks to everyone who made it such a success.

Upcoming Fundraising Events

2 November 2017 
30th Anniversary Gala Ball at The Dorchester 
1 February 2018 
City of London Dinner
 
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