Developing a Strategic Alliance between Newry and Mourne District Council and the Louth Local Authorities

This report was commissioned by Newry and Mourne District Council and the County Louth local authorities to develop a strategic alliance aimed at building on existing areas of cooperation; providing an enabling framework to more effectively promote the region for inward investment; and opening up further opportunities for the sharing of services and joint management of key resources. The report considers a variety of legal instruments to facilitate cross-border cooperation which can assist other local authorities in developing joint initiatives. Since 2008, ICLRD has worked closely with InterTradeIreland and local authorities in the Newry and Mourne District Council and County Louth to develop projects and models for cross-border cooperation through ICLRD’s applied research, executive training and technical assistance.

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Research Team: John Driscoll, ICLRD, Andrew McClelland, University of Ulster