It has been announced that €56 million has been allocated from the Shared Island Fund for a range of significant cross-border investments.

The Government agreed funding of up to €44.5m for construction of a new teaching and student services building at Ulster University’s campus in Derry. This delivers on the Government’s commitment under the New Decade New Approach agreement to capital investment at the campus to support expanded higher education provision in the North West.

The Government also agreed that a new Youth Forum will be established as part of the Shared Island initiative. This will convene up to 80 young people from North and South across all communities, in a deliberative process commencing in September, to set out their vision and values for a shared future on the island.

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