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Coiste Na N-Iarchimi

National Network: 
Ireland
Address: 
10 Beechmount Ave, Belfast BT 12 7NA
Belfast
Ireland
Telephone: 
028 90 200770
Mobile Phone: 
07938916301
Organisation Type: 
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment: 
1998
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

Coiste Na N-Iarchimi is the umbrella organisation of the former Republican political prisoner network throughout Ireland. We have 12 formal groups based in various parts of the country, and a number of informal groups associated with us. Our network would employ 65 full-time workers and numerous volunteers. We are funded through the European Peace fund, set up to address the legacy of the conflict here in Ireland.Our main areas of work include, conflict resolution, legacy, advocacy,youth, political tourism,support services and education, consortium (Former political activists)inter-community and inter-national engagements.
Our main partners in this project are Community Foundation Northern Ireland. We interact and engage with other governmental, statutory, and community organisations accross the island of Ireland.

Mission and Objectives: 

Mission Statement:
'Coiste Na N-Iarchimi is the umbrella organisation encompassing groups and individuals working for the social, economic and emotional well being of current and former Republican prisoners and their families.
Coiste Na N-Iarchimi co-ordinates the efforts of its members in an atmosphere of self help, encouragement and mutual aid.'

Main Projects / Activities: 

Our projects include, legal initiatives relating to discriminatory practice and injustice against former political prisoners, support and counseling services, education burseries, youth: local, national and international events, summer camps, arts, drama, inter-community engagement, schools and colleges, outreach with ethnic minorities and local communities, educational projects, inter-generational and sectarianism, political tours of areas of conflict, working with victims groups and former political opponents, peace building projects with young people, citizenship and global programmes and youth work, skills and good practice.