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… Continue Reading The 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… Continue Reading EU 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… Continue Reading Opportunity 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:… Continue Reading Racial Equality Strategy

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… Continue Reading Launch Event for 2016-2017 Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series

Committee for the Economy – Wednesday 28 September 2016

The meeting was held in the Board Room, Southern Regional College Newry, Patrick Street, Newry. Agenda: Public from 10:10 AM (9 mins) Committee Business Public from 10:19 AM (89 mins) Southern Regional College Briefing – Overview • Mr Brian Doran, Southern Regional College • Mr Jim O’Hagan, Southern Regional College • Mr Raymond Sloan, Southern Regional… Continue Reading Committee for the Economy – Wednesday 28 September 2016

Matter of the Day – Death of Jo Cox MP

On Monday 20th June 2016 the Plenary began with tributes from the Speaker and MLAs to Labour MP Jo Cox, who was killed in her constituency in West Yorkshire on Thursday 16th June 2016. You can read the full transcript in the Official Report (Hansard).