6 Jun

Senator Mitchell Congratulates the Fund on 20th Anniversary

The Integrated Education Fund is honoured to have received a goodwill message from Senator George Mitchell, wishing the Fund well on the occasion of our 20th anniversary.

Senator Mitchell brokered the Good Friday Agreement, served as Chancellor of Queen’s University in Belfast  and later became a peace envoy to the Middle East. He says the anniversary represents “twenty years of providing vital support and encouragement to those parents and schools who want to see children being educated together in Northern Ireland.”


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31 May

Colourful Characters in the Garden

"BLOSSOM"Congratulations to our winners in the IEF/Allianz Scarecrow competition this year. “Scarecrow Street” – a parade of characters showing the creative talents in integrated primary schools – offered a fantastic welcome to the Airtricity Garden Show Ireland. The judges were so impressed, our list of winners is longer than ever! (more…)

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16 May

Anniversary Celebrations Continue at Hillsborough Castle

HRH Prince Edward arriving at Hillsborough Castle

The celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the Integrated Education Fund continued with a reception at Hillsborough Castle on 15 May.

The Earl of Wessex was greeted by Baroness May Blood, IEF Campaign Chair, the Fund’s Campaign President David Montgomery and Chair of the IEF Marie Cowan, alongside Minister of State for Northern Ireland Hugo Swire.    (more…)

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10 May

Richard Corrigan Serves Up A Tribute To Frank Carson

The late, great comedian Frank Carson was celebrated at an intimate fundraising dinner at the exclusive Corrigan’s Mayfair restaurant in London. Family and close friends including Baroness May Blood, attended the event which was organised by Tony Carson, Frank’s son and which was generously sponsored and hosted by Richard Corrigan, the Michelin-starred Irish chef.  (more…)

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18 Apr

Fund meets with President Higgins

Before Easter the Fund were delighted to get the chance to meet with the new Irish President, Michael D. Higgins. Chair of the Fund, Marie Cowan, Campaign Chair, Baroness May Blood and Campaign Director, Paul Caskey travelled to Phoenix Park in Dublin and took the opportunity to update President Higgins on the Fund’s current work in Northern Ireland and the progress made during its 20 year history.

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4 Apr

Global Citizens at Glengormley IPS Greet Overseas Visitors

Children at Glengormley Integrated Primary School have been sharing their Easter celebrations with some special visitors.

Acting US Deputy Consul General Penny Wilkinson and her colleague Margaret Katsumi, the consulate’s political and economic officer, toured the school with Principal Nigel Arnold after the IEF arranged for them to see how the school works with children of varied backgrounds, cultures and nationalities. (more…)

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