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Sinn Féin Mayor attends ‘Challenge of Change’ conference in Dundalk

20 September, 2008

Mayor of Newry and Mourne, Sinn Féin's Colman Burns spoke recently at the 'Challenge of Change' conference at the Crowne Plaza, Dundalk.

Following the conference Cllr Burns said,

"The challenge of change project is a joint initiative between Newry and Mourne District Council and Louth Local Authorities. The overall aim of the project is to form a cross-border partnership to effectively meet the challenges arising from recent extensive inward migration and to build progress towards an active, equal and intercultural society.

"The main focus of the project is to take the lead in creating a cross-border approach addressing the barriers faced by Ethnic Minority populations in the two areas and to build relationships between the staff of the Councils through a shared approach to learning about diversity. The project also works with local and migrant communities in both areas in order to challenge prejudice and promote good relations, North and South." ENDS

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