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Seminar on Cross-border Implications of NI Social Security: Welfare Reform & Brexit

14 June 2016, Dundalk.

Another great turnout at the recent Border People seminar which examined cross-border implications of NI Social Security: Welfare Reform & Brexit.  

Representatives from the Department of Social Protection and the Advice Sectors in both jurisdictions learned of recent and impending changes to the Northern Ireland social welfare system. Lee Hatton, Law Centre NI, explained the complicated changes and highlighted cross-border and EU implications.

Annmarie O’Kane, Border People project manager explained that a customised cross-border training programme will be delivered along the border region. Further information will be circulated in the Autumn.

With the UK Referendum on EU membership taking place in nine days the event also touched upon the implications on free movement between Ireland / Northern Ireland.  Anthony Soares, Centre for Cross Border Studies, raised the issues of relevance to this region.

For further information please contact Annmarie O’Kane, Border People project manager



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Further Training

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This seminar is provided as part of the Border People project which is part-financed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Reconciliation Fund and the Centre for Cross Border Studies.

The project is managed by the Centre for Cross Border Studies in collaboration with the North South Ministerial Council.

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