ICBAN seeks rural communities views on Brexit
ICBAN – the cross border organisation is teaming up with Queen’s University to conduct a research project on Brexit and the Central Border region. The results of the project will be compiled in a project report that will be shared with all the local councils and with the Northern Ireland Executive, Irish government, UK Government, European Union and MLAs, TDs, Senators, MPs and MEPs from the area.
It says: “amid the uncertainty about the future of the UK’s relationship with the European Union, one thing is clear: the Irish border region will be most directly affected by Brexit. This is in part is because the Irish border region reflects the close interlinking of relations across these islands – not just north and south on the island of Ireland, but east and west between Britain and Ireland.”ICBAN wants to particularly emphasise the experience of rural communities in Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon; Cavan; Donegal; Fermanagh and Omagh; Leitrim; Mid Ulster; Monaghan; and Sligo. The project is non-political and non-partisan. It says it wants to gather the views of local people whose voices otherwise tend not to be heard, therefore all the data from the survey and focus groups will be anonymous and it will not be possible to make connections between individuals and particular viewpoints. You can access the survey here http://www.tinyurl.com/QUBICBAN