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The EU referendum Vote in Northern Ireland: Implications for our understanding of citizens’ political views and behaviour

Prof John Garry (QUB) – The EU referendum Vote in Northern Ireland: Implications for our understanding of citizens’ political views and behaviour Politics in Northern Ireland is typically dominated by the ethno-national divide between Catholic nationalists and Protestant unionists. The EU referendum presents an opportunity for a major political issue to cross-cut this division, with … Read moreThe EU referendum Vote in Northern Ireland: Implications for our understanding of citizens’ political views and behaviour

Northern Ireland and Brexit: Limits and Opportunities for a New Relationship with the EU

Prof David Phinnemore (QUB) – Northern Ireland and Brexit: Limits and Opportunities for a New Relationship with the EU The prospect of Brexit begs questions of what new relationship the UK can and should seek to establish with the EU and how Northern Ireland can and should position itself in that relationship. Given the remain … Read moreNorthern Ireland and Brexit: Limits and Opportunities for a New Relationship with the EU

The Implications of Brexit for the Irish Border: Challenges and Options

Dr Katy Hayward (QUB) – The Implications of Brexit for the Irish Border: Challenges and Options A key conundrum facing policymakers is how to realise a central ambition of the Brexit campaign (i.e. hardening the UK’s borders with the EU) without damaging the benefits currently ensured by the UK’s ‘soft’ borders with Ireland. This presentation … Read moreThe Implications of Brexit for the Irish Border: Challenges and Options

EU Policy Competences after Brexit: Issues for Northern Ireland

Dr Lee McGowan and Dr Viviane Gravey (QUB) – EU Policy Competences after Brexit: Issues for Northern Ireland Many aspects of public policy in Northern Ireland involved an EU dimension, being shaped in Brussels and implemented locally. The return of devolved government to Northern Ireland opened up new possibilities for engagement with the EU, provided … Read moreEU Policy Competences after Brexit: Issues for Northern Ireland

Opportunity Brexit? Institutional Economic Implications for Northern Ireland

Dr Graham Brownlow (QUB) – Opportunity Brexit? Institutional Economic Implications for Northern Ireland The vote for Brexit has created a situation where economic policy, to a certain extent, is developing faster than textbook theory. Northern Ireland’s economic predicament is a combination of UK-wide processes, more intense forms of UK-wide problems and processes unique to the … Read moreOpportunity Brexit? Institutional Economic Implications for Northern Ireland

Racial Equality Strategy

Motion: Racial Equality Strategy Proposed: That this Assembly recognises the positive contribution that ethnic minorities make to our society; notes with concern an increase of 87 per cent in hate-related crime in the last four years; and calls on all Ministers to continue to give priority to implementing the Racial Equality Strategy and the Together: … Read moreRacial Equality Strategy

Health Committee Meeting 6 October 2016

The Committee for Health met on Thursday 06 October 2016 at 10.30am in the Senate Chamber. Amongst other business they received an overview briefing by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions   • Ms Anne Speed, UNISON   • Ms Claire Ronald, Chartered Society of Physiotherapists   • Mr Kevin McAdam, UNITE   • Ms Mary … Read moreHealth Committee Meeting 6 October 2016

Launch Event for 2016-2017 Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series

Embedded in the KESS (Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series) model are: the local universities via their academics; Assembly committees via their Chairpersons; the Assembly’s Research and Information Service (RaISe) via its Researchers; and, a broad spectrum of attendees. (Attendees include: MLAs and their staff; political party staff; Assembly and Departmental officials; others from the public and … Read moreLaunch Event for 2016-2017 Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series