Green and Blue Partners

The Green and Blue Across the Thin Line Project has the following Partners.

Diversity Challenges

Diversity Challenges  has the following:

A society in which people understand, and take responsibility for, the shared and distinctive traditions of all communities.

To assist culturally specific groups in integrating community relations principles and considerations within all aspects of their work.

Diversity Challenges is a Peace and Reconciliation body working to facilitate an understanding of the impact of the conflict in and about Northern Ireland. Diversity Challenges facilitates and supports ethical storytelling as part of the healing process. Through the Green and Blue Project Diversity Challenges is supporting former Police Officers and their families to tell the story of policing along the border.   For more information go to

RUC George Cross Foundation

The Foundation was created by virtue of Section 70 of the Police (NI) Act 2000 for the purpose of “marking the sacrifices and honouring the achievements of the Royal Ulster Constabulary”. It commenced work in December 2001.

The functions of the Foundation allow it to look back on a long, proud history of policing and to look forward by supporting current serving officers. In particular, it will remember sacrifice and service and preserve the name of the RUC GC in the policing world.

George Cross Oral History Project

The overall purpose of the Project is to record, as part of the history of policing in Northern Ireland, the experiences of members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC and the extended police family. The Project will cover the entire period from the creation of the Force in 1922 until establishment of the PSNI in 2001.

The Project has been awarded grant aid from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Green and Blue will add to the Oral History Project by collecting the stories of the interaction between the RUC and the Garda along the border.

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International Police Association (Section Ireland )

Aims and Objectives of the International Police Association (IPA)

The International Police Association is a voluntary and independent world wide body, made up of members of the police service belonging to National Sections, whether on active duty or retired, and without distinction as to rank, sex, race, colour, language or religion. Its purpose is to create bonds of friendship and to promote international co-operation.

It is committed to the principles set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as adopted by the United Nations in 1948 and recognises that any form of torture is absolutely inconsistent with these principles.

Its aims include the development of professional, cultural and social development amongst its members, the peaceful co-existence between peoples and to the preservation of world peace.

Ireland was affiliated to this Association in 1955 when it attained the status of a Section with the growing family of the International Police Association.

Section Ireland supports the objectives of the Association through sponsored activity and events organised and managed by the membership on a voluntary basis.

The Green and Blue Project will be part of the social and historical work of the IPA in Ireland.

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