Insight and Analysis

Coastal landscape

Northern Ireland and the Withdrawal Agreement

November 2018 - When the latest draft of the Withdrawal Agreement went online on Wednesday evening, it was to the innocuously titled Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland that many analysts and commentators turned.

Dr Katy Hayward and Professor David Phinnemore
The UK in a Changing Europe

Brexit in Scrabble pieces

Brexit crunch looms for May as opponents grow in Parliament

November 2018 - British Prime Minister Theresa May can only deliver a Brexit that – like her leadership of the Conservative Party - nobody voted for. May was anointed leader after a preliminary nomination process that saw her main rivals withdrew before a final leadership ballot was put to all members of the Conservative Party.

Dr Peter Doran
China Global Television Network

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Brexit and the backstop

November 2018 - We’d be safely on the home straight by now – Withdrawal Agreement agreed and a political declaration on the future UK-EU relationship undergoing a final polish – were it not for one dastardly issue: ‘the backstop’. And its complexity only appears to grow, regardless of how much the negotiators try to reassure us of their proximity to a conclusion: 80%, 90%, 95%!

Professor David Phinnemore and Dr Katy Hayward
The UK in a Changing Europe

Border Sign

The Irish border in a “no deal” scenario

November 2018 - It is no coincidence that, after another run of dramatic headlines about the Irish border, there is a growing sense that we are tipping towards a “no deal” Brexit.

Dr Katy Hayward
Prospect

Theresa May

Extending the Brexit transition period: what does it mean for a deal?

October 2018 - The UK prime minister, Theresa May, has signalled to EU leaders that she is willing to accept a one-year extension to the proposed “transition period” that will follow the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on March 29 2019. This would mean that the UK could remain subject to EU rules and policies until December 31 2021. That would include remaining under the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.

Professor David Phinnemore
The Conversation

Border Signs

Opinion: How likely is a ‘No-deal’ Brexit?

October 2018 - This week's European Council meeting in Brussels was supposed to be the occasion when UK Prime Minister Theresa May sealed the deal with fellow EU on the terms of its withdrawal from the bloc. No deal was reached.

Professor David Phinnemore
China Global Television Network

EU Flag

Broken Kingdom: Theresa May – the last prime minister of the 'United' Kingdom?

October 2018 - After crashing through an October "deadline" Wednesday for reaching a deal with her fellow European Union leaders on the terms of the UK's Withdrawal Agreement from the Union ("Brexit"), it was apparent that British Prime Minister Theresa May, had succeeded only in uniting the other 27 European Union leaders in a grim determination to throw her a lifeline, in the form of a one-year extension to the UK's period of transition to negotiate its new "third country" status outside the EU.

Dr Peter Doran
China Global Television Network

Brexit in Scrabble pieces

En Irlande du Nord, l’insoluble équation du Brexit

October 2018 - Article on the question of the Irish border by Professor Colin Harvey and Professor David Phinnemore.

Professor Colin Harvey and Professor David Phinnemore
Le Monde

Coastal landscape

Invisible Irish Border Carries the Scars of a Fractured Past

October 2018 - Along the winding open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Cuilcagh Mountain trail rises into a steep wooden stairway that comes to a halt at a lookout deck.

Dr Margaret O'Callaghan
New York Times

Border Sign

Still here: Brexit and human rights in Northern Ireland

October 2018 - The impact of Brexit on human rights and equality in Northern Ireland is gaining increased attention. This is welcome. The public conversation thus far has tended to focus on the implications for trade and the economy; the common commitment to avoiding a hard border is also well known, and exhaustively discussed.

Professor Colin Harvey
The UK in a Changing Europe

Border Sign

A hard Brexit means a hard border – whatever Owen Paterson says

October 2018 - Owen Paterson, a former secretary of state for Northern Ireland, argued this week in the Guardian that the UK could leave the customs union, break free from EU rules, and still avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland.

Dr Katy Hayward
The Guardian

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Constitutional uncertainty and political disputes will put Green Brexit at risk

October 2018 - A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has found that a Green Brexit could be under threat without greater cooperation between devolved nations and the UK government.

Dr Viviane Gravey
The UK in a Changing Europe

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Brexit will threaten the peace process and weaken human rights and equality

October 2018 - Professor Colin Harvey, Dr Amanda Kramer and Brian Gormally from Brexit Law NI speak to NVTV about their recent research which has found that Brexit will threaten the peace process and weaken human rights and equality protections in Northern Ireland.

Brexit Law NI
Norther Visions TV

Research Lab

Brexit and the NHS

October 2018 - The NHS was of course an issue during the EU referendum campaign. However, whilst its logo sat on the side of the Vote Leave bus, there was hardly what amounted to a proper debate about the possible implications of leaving the EU for the health service in the UK. Now, almost two years on, we need to address what Brexit might mean for the NHS and public health. This is no easy task.

Dr Mark Flear and Dr Katy Hayward
The UK in a Changing Europe

Brexit in Scrabble pieces

George Mitchell urges politicians to avoid hard border in Ireland

October 2018 - One of the principal architects of Northern Ireland’s peace process has urged the British government and the European Union to keep to their promises in avoiding a hard border post-Brexit. George Mitchell, who played an historic part in brokering the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, called for political leaders involved in the Brexit negotiations to look back on the work of their predecessors in reaching the deal that ended decades of bloodshed.

Professor Colin Harvey
Express & Star

Border Sign

Britain’s roiling Brexit crisis, explained

October 2018 - Time is running short to figure out a Brexit deal. British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with European Union leaders in mid-October to once again try to hash out a deal over the terms of the United Kingdom’s exit — or “Brexit” — from the EU.

Dr Katy Hayward
Vox

Giant's Causeway

Brexit and Northern Ireland: On the verge of impossible

September 2018 - It is now only half a year that Britain, March 29, 2019 is out of the EU. Nobody still knows what it means to Northern Ireland, which is the biggest crush in the negotiations.

Professor David Phinnemore
Altinget

Border Signs

The Irish border and Brexit - Key slides

September 2018 - Key slides on Brexit and the Irish border.

Dr Katy Hayward
QPOL

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Researchers find that Brexit will threaten the peace process and weaken human rights and equality

September 2018 - A major new research study launched today at Queen’s by researchers from BrexitLawNI has found that Brexit will have detrimental consequences for the peace process in Northern Ireland and will weaken human rights and equality protections.

BrexitLawNI
BrexitLawNI

EU Scrabble pieces

Brexit secretary under fire from Michel Barnier over Irish border issue

September 2018 - Michel Barnier has expressed his frustration with Dominic Raab, the Brexit secretary, for allegedly withholding information from the EU, as the question of the Irish border erupted again in the Brexit negotiations.

Professor David Phinnemore
The Guardian

Border Sign

No deal Brexit will be overwhelmingly negative for the UK, new academic report finds

September 2018 - A no deal Brexit will have a potentially large impact across a wide range of sectors and regions a new report by academic think tank The UK in a Changing Europe finds.

Professor John Garry and Professor Colin Harvey
The UK in a Changing Europe

Parliament buildings at Stormont

There’s a reason why Northern Ireland has been without a government for more than 500 days – Brexit

August 2018 - After more than 500 days of stalemate, Northern Ireland has surpassed the record previously set by Belgium for the longest run in peacetime without a working government.

Dr Peter McLoughlin
The Conversation

Cliffs of Moher

The future of environmental governance in Northern Ireland

August 2018 - Dr Viviane Gravey and Dr Mary Dobbs organised a workshop in Belfast on the Future of Environmental Governance in Northern Ireland, in partnership with Nature Matters NI to foster discussions on the DEFRA consultation on an environmental watchdog, the workshop brough together 50+ stakeholders from a variety of sectors to discuss common frameworks, cross-border issues, environmental principles and accountability and enforcement.

Dr Viviane Gravey and Dr Mary Dobbs
Brexit & Environment

The coast of Ireland at the Irish Sea

Unchartered Waters

August 2018 - The border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland runs through Lough Foyle. Garrett Carr takes a journey around the lake that will soon divide Britain from Europe.

Dr Garrett Carr
The Economist

Border Signs

Brexit and the Irish border: The experts' verdict

August 2018 - BBC News NI has asked a number of Brexit experts for their assessment of the current state of play in the negotiations, and whether a deal between the EU and UK on the border can be done.

Dr Katy Hayward
BBC News

Protestors wielding placards against a hard border in Ireland

Where the UK’s Brexit plan (and Customs Bill) leave Northern Ireland

July 2018 - The status of the Irish border after Brexit is the most complicated and contested part of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The UK government insists the issue can only be addressed in the formulation of a new UK-EU relationship.

Dr Katy Hayward and Professor David Phinnemore
The Conversation

Brexit in Scrabble pieces

Bordering on Brexit - Video

July 2018 - Video featuring Dr Katy Hayward and Sean Campbell, CEO of the Irish Central Border Network Area, talking about the 'Bordering on Brexit' research report which looks at the views of people in the Irish border region on Brexit and the impact it will have on their local communities.

Dr Katy Hayward
Queen's University Belfast

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Boris Johnson and David Davis leaving is not surprising: Academic

July 2018 - Professor David Phinnemore discusses what's next for the UK government and Brexit after the high profile cabinet resignations of David Davis and Boris Johnson on CNBC news.

Professor David Phinnemore
CNBC

EU Scrabble pieces

The Brexit White Paper: what it must address

July 2018 - This report details what to look out for in the government's Brexit white paper and outlines the key issues which need to addressed.

Professor David Phinnemore
The UK in a Changing Europe

EU Flag

PSAI - PSA Report on Brexit

July 2018 - On 28 May 2018, the Political Studies Association (PSA) and Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) held their first ever joint meeting to discuss some of the likely challenges and potential opportunities the Brexit process has presented. The report details the findings from the meeting.

Dr Muiris MacCarthaigh
Political Studies Association

Border Signs

Brexit Law NI - Written Evidence

June 2018 - Written Evidence by Brexit Law NI on The Proposed UK-EU Security Treaty.

Professor Colin Harvey, Professor Kieran McEvoy, Dr Anna Bryson and Dr Amanda Kramer
www.parliament.uk

Border Signs

Brexit Law NI - Written Evidence

June 2018 - Written Evidence by Brexit Law NI on The Proposed UK-EU Security Treaty.

Professor Colin Harvey, Professor Kieran McEvoy, DrAnna Bryson and Dr Amanda Kramer
www.parliament.uk

Cliffs of Moher

Brexit at the Border: Voices from local communities in the Central Border Region of Ireland/NI

June 2018 - Follow-up report, by Dr Katy Hayward, to the 'Bordering on Brexit' report which was completed in November 2017. The research for this 'Brexit at the Border' study was conducted in March-May 2018 - approximately a year away from the withdrawal date. It was conducted jointly between Queen’s University Belfast and ICBAN (Irish Central Border Area Network).

Dr Katy Hayward
Queen's University Belfast

Brexit in Scrabble pieces

UK Withdrawal and the ‘Backstop’ for Northern Ireland – Key Slides

June 2018 - Dr Katy Hayward and Professor David Phinnemore look at Brexit and the Backstop option for Northern Ireland through the following series of slides.

Dr Katy Hayward and Professor David Phinnemore
QPol

Border Signs

Brexit, Business and the Border

June 2018 - BBC's In the Balance broadcast from the border region of Newry. Dr Katy Hayward discusses the Brussels backstop and the border region in Ireland in relation to Brexit.

Dr Katy Hayward
BBC World Service - In the Balance

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Irish border backstop: many unanswered questions and considerable economic challenges

June 2018 - What happens to Northern Ireland once the UK leaves the European Union has become one of the most complex issues in the Brexit negotiations. The problem stems from the fact that the Good Friday Agreement has been interpreted as precluding a return to a hard border – that is, any physical infrastructure – between the North and South of the island of Ireland.

Dr Billy Melo Araujo and Dr Federico Lupo Pasini
The London School of Economics and Political Science

Border Signs

Can technology and ‘max fac’ solve the Irish border question? Expert explains

May 2018 - How might the UK “take back control” of its borders without making the border in Ireland any harder. One proposal on the table is maximum facilitation (max fac). This approach does not avoid the creation of a customs border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland but rather aims to make the border as invisible and frictionless as possible through the use of technology.

Dr Katy Hayward
The Conversation

The coast of Ireland at the Irish Sea

Northern Ireland and the UK’s Exit from the EU: What do people think?

May 2018 - Report by Professor John Garry, Professor Brendan O'Leary, Dr Kevin McNicholl and Mr James Pow on what people think about the implications for Northern Ireland of the UK’s exit from the EU.

Professor John Garry, Professor Brendan O'Leary, Dr Kevin McNicholl and Mr James Pow
UK in a Changing Europe

Brexit in Scrabble pieces

What is Northern Ireland saying about Brexit – Key slides

May 2018 - Katy Hayward and Lisa Whitten look at what key political parties, governing institutions and social partners in Northern Ireland are saying about the ongoing Brexit process.

Dr Katy Hayward and Lisa Whitten
QPol

Giant's Causeway

A Special Arrangement for Northern Ireland?

May 2018 - Professor Colin Harvey and Dr Nikos Skoutaris from the University of East Anglia look at how the formal recognition of the particular circumstances of Northern Ireland is vital to securing the objectives being sought for an orderly Brexit.

Professor Colin Harvey and Dr Nikos Skoutaris
QPol

Border Sign

What will the Irish border look like after Brexit

May 2018 - Theresa May has her cabinet working on two possible outcomes for the Irish border post-Brexit - either a customers partnership or a solution that relies on technology. Dr Katy Hayward, from Queen's University Belfast features.

Dr Katy Hayward
Love Sport Radio - Podcast

EU Flag

A UK-EU Association Agreement: making use of treaty provisions (1957) originally drafted for the UK

April 2018 - If the UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU takes the form of an association agreement, it will be based on treaty provisions that in 1957 were drafted by ‘the Six’ very much with the UK in mind. UK officials, in receipt of ‘under the counter’ copies of key documents from the Val Duchesse negotiations on establishing the European Economic Community, were not only very much aware of the drafting process but, with ministerial approval, also sought to influence directly the wording. EU

Professor David Phinnemore
UK in a Changing Europe

The coast of Ireland at the Irish Sea

Deepening Political Divisions and Exacerbating Peripherality: Scotland, Northern Ireland and Brexit

April 2018 - The two ‘Remain’ areas of the UK – Northern Ireland and Scotland – are mostly analysed separately in Brexit debates says Dr Katy Hayward and Dr Kirsty Hughes from the Scottish Centre on European Relations.

Dr Katy Hayward and Dr Kirsty Hughes
QPol

The coast of Ireland at the Irish Sea

Brexit, Scotland and Northern Ireland

April 2018 - The two ‘Remain’ areas of the UK – Northern Ireland and Scotland – are mostly analysed separately in Brexit debates. Northern Ireland faces a unique complex of problems given the challenge of managing the Irish border as an external frontier of the EU alongside protecting the operation of the Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement.

Dr Katy Hayward
Scottish Centre on European Relations

Brexit in Scrabble pieces

Brexit Roundup: Where Are We Heading?

April 2018 - Progress on the issue of Northern Ireland/Ireland must be made before the European Council summit in June 2018. For this to happen, the UK government has to put forward proposals that meet the commitments it made in the Joint Report of December 2017.

Dr Katy Hayward
Scottish Centre on European Relations

Parliament buildings at Stormont

Who really cares about Northern Ireland?

April 2018 - This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement. Katy Hayward (Queens University Belfast) considers the current debate about whether Brexit is a threat to peace and stability in Northern Ireland.

Dr Katy Hayward
The London School of Economics and Political Science

Border Sign

Hard Brexit reintroduces border issue with Northern Ireland

April 2018 - A specialist in European issues, David Phinnemore teaches at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland. The future withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union has led it to consider the possible implications of Brexit on Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Professor David Phinnemore
La Libre

Parliament buildings at Stormont

Brexit and the Good Friday Agreement III

April 2018 - April 10 is the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. To mark the occasion, the DCU Brexit Institute blog is publishing pieces by several authors on Brexit and the Good Friday Agreement.

Professor David Phinnemore
DCU Brexit Institute

A Euro coin

Article 50 one year on

March 2018 - This report is our attempt to answer these and other questions about this most unique of times. It brings together some of the best minds working on Brexit, to explain what their research reveals about a range of areas where Brexit is having or will have an impact. It makes a unique and original contribution to the Brexit debate.

Professor Colin Harvey
UK in a Changing Europe

A Euro coin

Chronic uncertainty defines the Brexit process, new academic report reveals

March 2018 - Significant political and economic uncertainty characterises the Brexit process one year after the UK triggered Article 50, a new report by academic group The UK in a Changing Europe finds.

Professor Colin Harvey
UK in a Changing Europe

EU Flag

How Not to Fix the Irish Border

March 2018 - Response to Shanker Singham’s piece ‘How to fix the Irish border problem’.

Dr Katy Hayward
Queen's on Brexit Briefing Paper

Giant's Causeway

Why a hard Brexit Irish border would reopen a 'gaping wound' and wreck the Irish peace process

March 2018 - Prominent Northern Ireland academic Katy Hayward said a harder border with technology could destabilise Ireland's highly sensitive peace process.

Dr Katy Hayward
Business Insider

50 cent coin

The island of Ireland and “Brexit” –a legal-political critique of the draft withdrawal agreement

March 2018 - Based on a legal analysis of the position of the island of Ireland in the draft withdrawal agreement, this paper argues that the draft does neither fully protect socio-economic and civic cooperation between on the island of Ireland, nor do justice to the Agreement concluded in Belfast on Good Friday 1998 (the 1998 Agreement).

Dr Dagmar Schiek
TREUP

Protestors wielding placards against a hard border in Ireland

AGREE ABOUT IT CONDITIONS 'TRANSITION PERIOD'

March 2018 - Although they officially leave the European Union on 29 March 2019, the British will de facto continue to comply with all EU rules until 31 December 2020, without having any control over them.

Professor David Phinnemore
De Standaard

Parliament buildings at Stormont

Brexit negotiators buy extra time

March 2018 - Although they officially leave the European Union at midnight on 29 March 2019, the British will, de facto, continue to comply with all EU rules by 31 December 2020.

Professor David Phinnemore
De Standaard

Research Lab

Brexit and the NHS

March 2018 - The NHS was of course an issue during the EU referendum campaign. However, whilst its logo sat on the side of the Vote Leave bus, there was hardly what amounted to a proper debate about the possible implications of leaving the EU for the health service in the UK. Now, almost two years on, we need to address what Brexit might mean for the NHS and public health. This is no easy task.

Dr Katy Hayward and Dr Mark Flear
The UK in a Changing Europe

EU Flag

How Brexit May End Up Creating Accidental Borders in Europe

March 2018 - Dr Katy Hayward and Professor David Phinnemore cited in article about the Irish border.

Dr Katy Hayward and Professor David Phinnemore
Bloomberg News

Protestors wielding placards against a hard border in Ireland

Dr Katy Hayward on Brexit - Irish Times Inside Politics Podcast

March 2018 - Dr Katy Hayward gives an insight into the Irish border and Brexit in the latest Irish Times Inside Politics podcast.

Dr Katy Hayward
Irish Times

Border Sign

Bordering on protesting too much?

March 2018 - Professor John Barry asks how Northern Ireland remaining part of the customs union would undermine ‘the Union’.

Professor John Barry
QPol

Irish Sea

The Brexit Border in 4 key slides

March 2018 - Dr Katy Hayward gives an outline of what border controls could mean for different types of border with the EU after Brexit.

Dr Katy Hayward
QPol

Giant's Causeway

Brexit in Northern Ireland: Hard at the border

March 2018 - Northern Ireland is gradually becoming the biggest mystery of the Brexit negotiations.

Professor David Phinnemore and Dr Katy Hayward
Luxemburger Wort

The coast of Ireland at the Irish Sea

I’ve walked the Irish border – Brexiters are trampling on fragile territory

March 2018 - The good health of the frontier is rooted in the Good Friday agreement, and threatened by the contempt of those who don’t understand its emotional landscape.

Dr Garrett Carr
The Guardian

European Court of Justice

Initial reflections on the the Draft Withdrawal Agreement

March 2018 - Initial reflections on the human rights and equality aspects of the Protocol to the Draft Withdrawal Agreement with respect to Ireland/N. Ireland.

Professor Colin Harvey
Brexit Law NI

EU Flag

The Northern Ireland/Ireland Border, Regulatory Alignment and Brexit - Briefing Paper

February 2018 - This briefing paper is designed to inform discussion regarding the need and options for regulatory alignment on the island of Ireland in the context of Brexit and, in particular, the UK-EU Joint Report of 8 December 2017.

Professor David Phinnemore and Dr Katy Hayward
Queen's on Brexit Briefing Paper

Brexit in Scrabble pieces

House of Lords EU Committee – Brexit: UK-Irish relations follow-up

February 2018 - Professor John Garry and Dr Katy Hayward are cited in this House of Lords European Union Committee letter to Secretary of State, Karen Bradley.

Professor John Garry and Dr Katy Hayward
House of Lords - European Union Committee

Parliament buildings at Stormont

The UK-EU Joint Report and Scenarios for the post-Brexit Irish border

February 2018 - Political Sociologist of Queen’s University Belfast Dr Katy Hayward explores what completion of phase one of the Brexit negotiations determines and outlines the various scenarios for the future of the Irish border during and after transition.

Dr Katy Hayward
Agenda NI

Giant's Causeway

Brexit: Where are we now?

February 2018 - Part five of the IIEA’s February 2018 Brexit Status Report series is written by David Phinnemore, from Queen's University Belfast, and one of the leading academic experts on Brexit and Northern Ireland. In this piece, he sets out the state of play in the Brexit negotiations as seen from Northern Ireland.

Professor David Phinnemore
The Institute of International and European Affairs

Brexit in Scrabble pieces

Broadcasting and Brexit

February 2018 - Broadcasting law has been influenced by the European Union for nearly three decades says Professor Daithi Mac Sithigh

Professor Daithi Mac Sithigh
QPol

Parliament buildings at Stormont

Public opinion in Northern Ireland: Brexit and the border

February 2018 - Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU at the June 2016 referendum by a margin of 56% to 44%. Voting was very strongly linked to the underlying divide in Northern Ireland between Catholic nationalists (who tend to identify as Irish and favour a united Ireland) and Protestant unionists (who tend to identify as British and favour maintaining Northern Ireland as part of the United Kingdom).

Professor John Garry
UK in a Changing Europe

A Euro coin

Free Trade Agreements, Devolution, and Brexit

February 2018 - The UK’s ability to conduct its own trade policy and, in particular, to negotiate its own trade agreements has been consistently put forward as one of the key benefits of leaving the European Union.

Dr Billy Melo Araujo
Brexit Law NI

Norway Flag

The pluses – and minuses – of ‘Norway Plus’

February 2018 - Jamie Pow and John Garry from the Brexit NI project look at the various options of what the UK's future relationship with the EU could look like.

Mr Jamie Pow and Professor John Garry
QPoL

The coast of Ireland at the Irish Sea

Will the Irish question be solved?

February 2018 - “During the second phase of the negotiations, in view of the unique circumstances and specific nature of issues related to the island of Ireland, the work on detailed arrangements required to give effect to the principles and commitments set out in the Joint Report should continue in a distinct Strand”.

Professor Dagmar Schiek
The UK in a Changing Europe

Border Sign

‘Categorically clear’: What being outside a customs union with the EU will mean for post-Brexit UK

February 2018 - Being outside a customs union with the EU will mean that costs of many goods will be higher, risks associated with trade will be greater, and borders (including with Ireland) will have to be harder. Dr Katy Hayward cautions about the consequences for British businesses and consumers of this new statement of intention from the British government.

Dr Katy Hayward
The London School of Economics and Political Science

Parliament buildings at Stormont

Czech TV interview with Professor Colin Harvey

January 2018 - Interview with Professor Colin Harvey regarding the economic impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland.

Professor Colin Harevy
Czech TV

Brexit in Scrabble pieces

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

January 2018 - The House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution's Report on the EU Withdrawal bill is out this morning with evidence and citations from Professor Gordon Anthony and the Brexit Law NI project led by Professor Colin Harvey.

Professor Gordon Anthony and Professor Colin Harevy
House of Lords

Officials at their seats in a meeting

After Brexit, should Britain have a deal with the EU like Norway?

January 2018 - After the Brexit referendum, anxious Brits started frantically Googling the term ‘Norway model’. This wasn’t because they were desperately looking for the latest fashion photoshoot from their favourite Scandinavian supermodel. It was because the economic future of their country is going to depend, to a large extent, on the type of future trading relationship Britain follows with the European Union.

Professor David Phinnemore
Debating Europe

EU Flag

Implications of Brexit for Northern Ireland: Have your Say…

January 2018 - When it comes to looking at the implications of Brexit for Northern Ireland, the BrexitLawNI project has been out and about gathering information about the concerns of people living in Northern Ireland. Townhall-style events have taken place in Belfast, Derry and Enniskillen, with more events scheduled next month.

Dr Amanda Kramer
Slugger O'Toole

Statue on Constitution Hill

Brexit, The Good Friday Agreement, and a Citizens Assembly

January 2018 - Professor Colin Harvey talks to 'The Jist' podcast on Brexit, The Good Friday Agreement, and a Citizens Assembly.

Professor Colin Harvey
The Jist Podcast

Protestors wielding placards against a hard border in Ireland

No one is talking about building a wall, but Ireland fears a 'Brexit' divide

January 2018 - It takes only a few seconds to drive across the bridge between the towns of Blacklion and Belcoo. That they are in different countries is not readily apparent, notwithstanding the speed limit signs. Blacklion is in the Republic of Ireland and uses kilometres. Belcoo is in Northern Ireland and uses miles.

Dr Katy Hayward
Los Angeles Times

Parliament buildings at Stormont

Brokenshire departure takes N Ireland process by surprise

January 2018 - Tuesday marks one year since the collapse of the two parties’ power-sharing executive following a row over a public spending scandal.

Professor David Phinnemore
Financial Times

Parliament buildings at Stormont

Brexit shadow bedevils rebuilding Stormont executive

January 2018 - London and Dublin are making a fresh push to break Northern Ireland’s political deadlock, as Brexit raises the stakes in a deepening crisis that has left the region without a government in Stormont for a year.

Professor David Phinnemore
Financial Times

Irish Passports

Where do we put Ulster’s Irish passport office?

January 2018 - Holding an Irish passport has become quite the statement. Since the Brexit vote applications have surged for a number of reasons including re-asserting an Irish identity in Britain and the north respectively. Also by Britons that want to hold on to their European Union citizenship.

Professor Dagmar Schiek
Slugger O'Toole

EU Flag

Concessions at Brexit Talks Raise Questions About May's Allegiance – Analysts

December 2017 - After the prime minister triggered Article 50 back in March, her handling of the Phase One talks with the European Union has been put in question with the “best possible deal” in fact turning into London’s concessions on major issues. And while the talks moved on to Phase Two this December, nothing looks certain in the EU-UK agreements.

Professor David Phinnemore
Sputnik News

Theresa May

Sufficient progress:
what has been agreed

December 2017 - On 15 December 2017 the European Council agreed that ‘sufficient progress’ had been made on the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU to move negotiations to a second phase and discussion of the future UK-EU relationship.

Professor David Phinnemore
Agenda NI

Border Signs

What is the Good Friday Agreement? What are the implications for Brexit?

December 2017 - The problem of the post-Brexit border on the island of Ireland has sparked fears that the historic Good Friday Agreement could be undermined.

Professor David Phinnemore and Dr Katy Hayward
The Express

A 50 Euro note

Make or break for the border

December 2017 - Leo Varadkar and Donald Tusk were supposed to meet under the orange, white and green flag of Côte d’Ivoire last week on the margins of the African Union/EU summit.

Professor David Phinnemore
The Times

Irish Passports

Brexit deal gives more rights to Irish passport holders, experts say

December 2017 - People born in Northern Ireland who carry Irish passports could have more rights after Brexit than those who carry British passports, legal experts have claimed.

Professor Dagmar Schiek
The Guardian

Poll Card

Strategic remainers and leavers

December 2017 - Professor John Garry looks at the ins and outs of where the UK is in the Brexit process.

Professor John Garry
QPOL

Parliament buildings at Stormont

Sharing the Island: Brexit, Constitutional Imagination and the Right of Self-Determination

December 2017 - Professor Colin Harvey looks at the implications of Brexit on some of the central elements of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement.

Professor Colin Harvey
QPOL

EU Flag

Young people’s views on ‘Brexit’

December 2017 - What do young people in Belfast think about Brexit? This question was at the heart of the ‘My Life My Say and European Parliament Brexit Café’, held for people under 30 in Belfast on 8 December 2017.

Dr Amanda Kramer
Brexit Law NI

A Euro coin

Regulatory Alignment: What Will It Take to Make It Work, And How Big Are the Risks of Failure?

December 2017 - The UK has a new starting point for its negotiations with the EU on the future relationship, with the phase 2 talks almost certainly unlocked following on last week’s EU-UK joint report.

Dr Katy Hayward
Scottish Centre on European Relations

Border Signs

Regardless of any trade deal with the EU, border checks will still be needed

December 2017 - There is already a cacophony of conflicting interpretations of the joint report between the EU and UK in Brussels last Friday.

Dr Katy Hayward and Paul McGrade
Newsletter

Border Sign

‘Specific solutions’ & ‘distinct arrangements’: more of the same for post-Brexit

December 2017 - The UK has offered surety for maintaining an open Irish border, promising to maintain wide-ranging alignment with EU rules covering every aspect of the 1998 Agreement, north/south and east/west. Moreover, it has asserted that Northern Ireland will ultimately have the right to decide for itself to follow UK or EU rules, should they diverge in the future.

Dr Katy Hayward and Paul McGrade
Slugger O'Toole

Brexit in Scrabble pieces

Brexit deal: Creative solutions postponed – and much work for legal drafters

December 2017 - Professor Dagmar Schiek gives her first assessment of the latest ”Brexit” compromise on the island of Ireland from a legal perspective.

Professor Dagmar Schiek
QPOL

Protestors wielding placards against a hard border in Ireland

The Impact of Brexit on Human Rights in Northern Ireland

December 2017 - Professor Colin Harvey speaks to the Oxford Human Rights Hub Podcast about the Brexit deal that has been reached between the UK and EU this morning. He also discusses the importance of human rights in Northern Ireland in the on-going discussions.

Professor Colin Harvey
Oxford Human Rights Podcast

EU Flag

Brexit deal breaks deadlock – experts react

December 2017 - EU negotiators announced on December 8 that enough progress has been achieved in Brexit negotiations for talks to move on to a second phase – the nature of the future relationship between the UK and the EU. A deal on the Irish border, a major sticking point in the talks, was given the go-ahead by both the EU and UK. Here academic experts explain aspects of the agreement.

Dr Katy Hayward
The Conversation

Border Signs

The DUP was painted into a corner by Brexiters’ hyperbole, but a solution is possible

December 2017 - The DUP’s apparent scuppering of the Brexit deal in Brussels this week is not merely a sign of political intransigence. The party has been effectively pushed into a corner by the way British government ministers have framed Brexit as a challenge for the Irish border.

Dr Katy Hayward
The Guardian

Border Sign

Talk about ‘avoiding a hard border’ is either empty rhetoric or dangerous delusion

December 2017 - Why is Northern Ireland/Ireland (NI/IRL) such a huge sticking point in the Brexit negotiations? It boils down to the implications of three things: leaving the Single Market, leaving the Customs Union, and upholding the 1998 Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement, writes Katy Hayward (Queen’s University Belfast).

Dr Katy Hayward
The London School of Economics and Political Science

Theresa May

No, the Northern Ireland Brexit solution was not going to break up the United Kingdom

December 2017 - It makes little sense for the notion of a threat to the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom to be raised or taken seriously in the current Brexit discussions.

Professor Colin Harvey
The Telegraph

Parliament buildings at Stormont

This Brexit juncture is a critical moment for the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement

November 2017 - Dr Katy Hayward and Professor David Phinnemore highlight their current report on UK withdrawal and the Good Friday Agreement requested by the AFCO Committee of the European Parliament and commissioned by the Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs.

Dr Katy Hayward and Professor David Phinnemore
QPOL

Parliament buildings at Stormont

UK Withdrawal (‘Brexit’) and the Good Friday Agreement

November 2017 - Upon request by the AFCO Committee, the Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs commissioned this study on UK withdrawal and the Good Friday Agreement (the ‘Agreement’). It provides an overview of the Agreement and an assessment of the potential challenges posed to its implementation by ‘Brexit’

Dr Katy Hayward and Professor David Phinnemore
Policy department for citizens' rights and constitutional affairs.

A 50 Euro note

Irish minister: 'We won’t sacrifice peace on this island for Brexit'

November 2017 - Article by Professor David Phinnemore on the Brexit and the Irish border issues.

Professor David Phinnemore
Financial Times (Netherlands)

Courtroom

Northern Ireland’s Supreme Court Brexit Problem (and the UK’s too)

November 2017 - Professor Christopher McCrudden looks at the ramifications of the devolution issues of the recent Miller Case brought before the UK Supreme Court.

Professor Christopher McCrudden
QPOL

European Court of Justice

Judging Brexit Solutions

November 2017 - Much of the focus of the Brexit debate, with respect to N. Ireland/Ireland, has moved to ‘solutions’. Many are now on offer (‘reverse’ this and ‘plus’ that). How should these proposals be judged with reference to some of the values that are informing the BrexitLawNI project? There is scope for differing views but there are five issues I want to highlight (with the aim of promoting discussion).

Professor Colin Harvey
Brexit Law NI

Border Signs

Bordering on Brexit: The views of local communities in the Central Border Region

November 2017 - Dr Katy Hayward looks at some of the findings from the report entitled Bordering on Brexit: views from local communities in the Central Border Region of Ireland/Northern Ireland – conducted by the Centre for International Borders Research at Queen's on behalf of the Irish Central Border Area Network.

Dr Katy Hayward
QPOL

Cliffs of Moher

Bordering on Brexit Report

November 2017 - Research report by Queen's University Belfast and the Irish Central Border Area Network on the effect of Brexit on the local communities in the central border region of Ireland/Northern Ireland.

Dr Katy Hayward
Report

Brexit in Scrabble pieces

The language of ‘flexible and imaginative’ solutions is unique to the Irish dimension of Brexit

November 2017 - The language of ‘flexible and imaginative’ solutions is unique to the Irish dimension of Brexit, writes Professor David Phinnemore from Queen’s University Belfast. Furthermore, he argues that at the heart of the commitment of all parties involved in the exit negotiations is the desire to ensure that Brexit does not in any way undermine the Northern Ireland peace process. He outlines what a range of ‘flexible and imaginative’ solutions might entail.

Professor David Phinnemore
The London School of Economics and Political Science

Statue on Constitution Hill

Miller and Northern Ireland: A Critical Constitutional Response

October 2017 - There are many unfortunate results of Brexit, but one of the most problematic is the adverse effects that Brexit has had on current and future relationships between Britain and Ireland, and within Northern Ireland. These adverse effects were entirely predictable and show little sign of abating.

Professor Christopher McCrudden
SSRN

Parliament buildings at Stormont

Preliminary Findings Report – Brexit and North-South Relations

October 2017 - Brexit has intensified discussion of the border on the island of Ireland. One thing that both the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (GFA 1998) and membership of the EU did was to take the hard edges off this issue by normalising movement, as well as promoting the idea of transnational institutions and the concept of multiple identities.

Professor Colin Harvey
Brexit Law NI

Parliament buildings at Stormont

Preliminary Findings Report – Brexit and the Border

October 2017 - The Common Travel Area (CTA) is an arrangement whereby UK legislation provides there are no border (i.e. passport) controls across the land border on the island of Ireland. Common EU membership has also ended customs controls. Any restriction on freedom of movement over the land border engages compatibility with the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (GFA 1998).

Professor Colin Harvey
Brexit Law NI

EU Flag

EU (Withdrawal) Bill and its implications for human rights and equality in NI

October 2017 - Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU and that fact continues to be significant. Common membership of the EU has been a basic assumption of the peace process and the ‘special relationship’ between the UK and Ireland has also underpinned that peace. There is extensive debate at all levels on the unique circumstances of Northern Ireland and how these will be reflected in the discussions ahead.

Professor Colin Harvey
House of Lords

Irish Sea

The Irish border is not a technical issue but a political one

October 2017 - At this stage of the exit negotiations, the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic is not a technical issue but a political one, argues Katy Hayward from Queen’s University Belfast. She explains exactly why the Northern Irish/Irish issue is a block preventing the Brexit talks from progressing, and provides suggestions on how to shift it.

Dr Katy Hayward
The London School of Economics and Political Science

Peace wall in Belfast

Brexit podcast featuring Dr Katy Hayward and PG Student Dominik Hamm

October 2017 - Dr Katy Hayward moved to Northern Ireland in 1995. She reflects on the changes she has witnessed, and the impact of Brexit. German postgraduate student Dominik Hamm arrived in Belfast in autumn 2016, shortly after the EU referendum. He talks about what Brexit could mean for him.

Dr Katy Hayward
Chrome Radio

Cliffs of Moher

Brexit podcast featuring Dr Glenn Patterson

October 2017 - Dr Glenn Patterson, writer and Director of the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen's, heads south for the border. He visits Omeath and Newry to find out how those living along the border see the future post-Brexit.

Dr Glenn Patterson
Chrome Radio

Parliament buildings at Stormont

Brexit podcast featuring Professor Colin Harvey and Professor Lee McGowan

October 2017 - Professor Colin Harvey and Professor Lee McGowan discuss the implications of Brexit for the Good Friday Agreement, the Common Travel Area, and the future of Northern Ireland as well as of the United Kingdom as a whole.

Professor Colin Harvey and Professor Lee McGowan
Chrome Radio

The coast of Ireland at the Irish Sea

Brexit podcast featuring Professor Colin Harvey

October 2017 - Professor Colin Harvey on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 and the key concerns the Bill raises as currently drafted.

Professor Colin Harvey
Chrome Radio

Border Sign

Brexit podcast featuring Professor David Phinnemore

October 2017 - Professor David Phinnemore outlines the particular challenges Brexit presents for Northern Ireland, and thoughts on areas to explore in terms of possible solutions.

Professor David Phinnemore
Chrome Radio

Border Signs

Interview with Prof David Phinnemore and Dr Katy Hayward

September 2017 - Discussion on the Northern Ireland border issue in relation to Brexit.

Professor David Phinnemore and Dr Katy Hayward
A Diet of Brussels

Border Traffic

Legatum Institute’s solution for the Brexit border is highly problematic

September 2017 - In the second of two related articles, Katy Hayward and Maurice Campbell review the Legatum Institute's recent paper on Brexit and the Irish border.

Maurice Campbell and Dr Katy Hayward
QPOL

Angela Merkel

German election – what does it mean for the EU and the UK withdrawal process?

September 2017 - The much-anticipated results of the German elections elicited speculation on their potential effects on the EU negotiations of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

Professor Dagmar Schiek
QPOL

Exit sign

Brexit necessitates an agreement-plus for Northern Ireland

September 2017 - The 1998 Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement has been far more significant than making the Irish border less visible – it has redefined relations across these islands in a way that have defused it as a cause for political conflict and violence.

Professor David Phinnemore and Dr Katy Hayward
UK in a changing Europe

Border Traffic

Brexit, Northern Ireland and Territorial Differentiation: An Opportunity Not To Be Missed

September 2017 - The UK government’s position paper on Northern Ireland and Ireland released on 16 August points to the importance of economic prosperity in sustaining the peace process.

Professor David Phinnemore and Dr Katy Hayward
Scottish Centre on European Relations

EFTA Flags

Explained: EFTA, the EEA, and why even some Brexiteers are now embracing the Norway model

August 2017 - With Brexit negotiations stalled in their early stages and Britain's exit date rapidly approaching, earnest discussions are underway about what the UK can do to avoid a "cliff-edge" Brexit.

Professor David Phinnemore
Business Insider

Brexit in Scrabble pieces

The UK government’s position paper on Northern Ireland after Brexit – some initial thoughts

August 2017 - Following the UK government's release of its position paper on the position of Northern Ireland and Ireland after Brexit, Professor Dagmar Schiek shares her initial thoughts on the paper and highlights what is not being addressed.

Professor Dagmar Schiek
QPOL

EU Flag with a star missing

How does a lack of agreement in Northern Ireland bode for Brexit

August 2017 - Never mind the capacity of Northern Ireland politicians to govern, their capability when it comes to playing the bargaining game is second to none.

Dr Katy Hayward
UK in a Changing Europe

Coastal landscape

The UK needs to come up with flexible and imaginative solutions

August 2017 - The European Council has given an unusual playing card to the UK government by stating an openness to ‘flexible and imaginative solutions’ for managing the Irish border after Brexit.

Dr Katy Hayward
European Politics and Policy (EUROPP)

Calculator and glasses

Brexit papers risk leaving Ireland in firing line between Britain and the EU

August 2017 - How the struggles of the UK to formulate an exit strategy from the European Union might be affecting Ireland.

Professor David Phinnemore
Irish Independent

Border Sign

Northern Ireland’s Brexit border: the promise of invisibility

August 2017 - The British government has sought to bring some clarity to its plans for the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland in a position paper published on August 16.

Professor John Garry
The Conversation

Border Signs

Leo Varadkar: Irish leader reveals fraying patience over Brexit border

August 2017 - Leo Varadkar, the Irish taoiseach (prime minister) expressed polite but firm frustration with advocates of a hard Brexit during a speech at Queen’s University Belfast.

Professor John Garry
The Conversation

Nicola Sturgeon

Theresa May warned Sturgeon's Scotland will continue push to meddle in Brexit talks

August 2017 - An expert on European politics has warned Theresa May of “frustrated voices” in the UK’s devolved administrations, urging her to give them more of a say on Brexit.

Professor David Phinnemore
The Express

Road sign

Redeeming 'north-southery' from complacency

July 2017 - Complacency about the peace, about power-sharing, about cross-border cooperation, about, even, EU membership has allowed the unthinkable to happen.

Dr Katy Hayward
Slugger O'Toole

Euro Money

The Irish border as a customs frontier after Brexit

July 2017 - When the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, the status of its land border with the Republic of Ireland will inevitably change.

Dr Katy Hayward
Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Coastal landscape

A frictionless border is an oxymoron

July 2017 - Michel Barnier’s recent dismissal of the notion of “frictionless” trade between the UK and EU after Brexit has direct ramifications for one of the most complex problems faced by the Brexit negotiators: how to manage the Irish Border.

Dr Katy Hayward
The Irish Times

Officials at their seats in a meeting

The United Kingdom may become a member of EFTA. It will soon be a problem for Norway

July 2017 - [Article not in English]

Professor David Phinnemore
Aftenposten

The coast of Ireland at the Irish Sea

A post-Brexit border in the Irish sea was never really on the table – a political solution must be

July 2017 - There are fundamental questions to be asked when considering the management of the Irish border as one of the EU’s external borders.

Dr Katy Hayward
The Conversation

EU Flag

Competition Policy after Brexit: Ending the One Stop Shop?

July 2017 - As the process of the UK's withdrawal from the EU continues, Professor Lee McGowan looks at the policy considerations and implications of the UK taking back control of competition policy

Professor Lee McGowan
QPOL

EFTA Flags

Could the UK rejoin the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) after Brexit?

July 2017 - With the Brexit clock ticking ever louder, the need to plan the UK’s future relationships with not only the EU but other trading partners too becomes more urgent.

Professor David Phinnemore
The Conversation

Easyjet Airplane

Majority of Brexiters would swap free movement for EU market access

July 2017 - The majority of Brexit supporters would be happy to swap European free movement for single market access, according to two studies which suggest ways for Britain to pull back from the brink in the upcoming negotiations.

Professor David Phinnemore
The Guardian

A Euro coin

After Brexit, should the UK just join the EEA?

June 2017 - As Brexit negotiations get underway, it is becoming increasingly difficult to see how the UK can pursue its former “have your cake and eat it” strategy, particularly when it comes to a trade deal.

Professor Christopher McCrudden
The Conversation

European Court of Justice

EU citizens’ rights in the UK after Brexit, and the future role of the European Court of Justice

June 2017 - The UK has finally made an offer to allow some EU citizens to retain some rights in the UK after Brexit. There are two sets of issues that arise: the substantive rights that will need to be agreed to, and the enforcement of these rights.

Professor Christopher McCrudden
UK Constitutional Law Association

EFTA Flags

U.K. Should Consider EFTA Deal to Kick-Start Post-Brexit Trade: Think Tank

June 2017 - Britain should consider a pact with the European Free Trade Association to kick-start its post-Brexit trading relations with 38 nations, according to Foraus, a think tank focused on Swiss foreign policy.

Professor David Phinnemore
Bloomberg News

Ballot Paper

EU Referendum: One year on

June 2017 - Much has changed over the course of the last year. But there is evidence that not enough has been done to think through both the immediate process of leaving the EU.

Professor Colin Harvey and Professor John Garry
PDF

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland’s complexity is its strength

June 2017 - Brexit negotiations make it a testbed for the EU’s flexibility and the UK’s resilience and a renewal of the multilayered 1998 Agreement is the best way forward says Dr Katy Hayward.

Dr Katy Hayward
QPOL

Border Sign

Borders of the Future: Brexit and Bordering Ireland

June 2017 - If nobody wants a return to the borders of the past, then what will the borders of the future look like asks Professor Cathal McCall.

Professor Cathal McCall
QPOL

London city

Ireland is in prime position to profit from Brexit relocations

May 2017 - The flow of money from investors around the world – so-called foreign direct investment (FDI) – will change, even before the nature of the UK’s exit from the EU becomes clear.

Dr Kieran Conroy
The Conversation

Parliament buildings at Stormont

Nationalism and unionism risk destroying ground on which they stand

May 2017 - Consensus-based, powersharing arrangements only work if there is deep compromise. Pro-Brexit unionism and British nationalism are on a very different path

Dr Katy Hayward and Dr Niall Ó Dochartaigh
The Irish Times

A combine harvester

The EU’s farming policy is hated – but what comes next may be worse

May 2017 - Leaving the EU provides “an unprecedented opportunity to revitalise our countryside in a way that balances the needs of everyone, for generations to come”.

Dr Viviane Gravey
The Conversation

Polling Station Sign

How Northern Ireland voted in the EU referendum – and what it means for border talks

April 2017 - Should the border lie between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, restoring the old border created by the partition of Ireland? Or should it be placed along the Irish Sea?

Professor John Garry
The Conversation

EU flag and London Phonebooth

Where Brexit means … significantly more than a soundbite

April 2017 - Cooperation across the Irish border has been painstakingly achieved against a myriad of obstacles. This achievement is to a very large extent due to the UK and Ireland’s common membership of the European Union.

Dr Katy Hayward
Reimagining Europe Blog

Banksy Brexit Art

Northern Ireland and Brexit: the European Economic Area option

April 2017 - In some ways the most obvious way to mitigate some of the key impacts of Brexit on Northern Ireland is for Northern Ireland to join the European Economic Area (EEA). This paper sets out the case and addresses the difficulties.

Professor Chris McCrudden, Dr Lee McGowan, Professor David Phinnemore and Professor Dagmar Schiek
European Policy Centre

Protestors wielding placards against a hard border in Ireland

Frictionless or Fantasy? The post-Brexit future of UK/Ireland borders

April 2017 - Change in the status of UK citizens, goods and services vis-à-vis the EU (and vice versa) means that inevitably there will be significant increase in the ‘friction’ experienced and the scale of immigration and customs controls.

Dr Katy Hayward
PDF

Ireland Flag

Collateral damage? The potential impact of Brexit on Ireland

March 2017 - If the Brexit divorce proceedings are messy and hostile, the first victim will be vital political nuance, the second may be hard-won peace.

Dr Katy Hayward
PDF

A 50 Euro note

Article 50 triggered: here’s what happens now

March 2017 - Theresa May has finally triggered Article 50 so the process of the UK's withdrawal from the EU has begun. Professor David Phinnemore lays out the various stages in the negotiations over the next two years.

Professor David Phinnemore
QPOL

50 cent coin

Brexit Britain and trade – this is where it gets tricky

March 2017 - The triggering of Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union by Theresa May finally signals the end of the phoney war on Brexit.

Dr Billy Melo Araujo
The Conversation

Empty conference room

Alliance Party Conference - Contributions to panel on Brexit

March 2017 - “What is the best deal for Northern Ireland after Brexit?”

Dr Katy Hayward
PDF

European Court of Justice

Escaping the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice for the European Union by EUXIT?

March 2017 - Professor Dagmar Schiek analyses the extent to which the EU’s association agreements and the new generation of its global trade agreements allow the UK to avoid the jurisdiction of the Court.

Professor Dagmar Schiek
QPOL

Statue on Constitution Hill

Hard Brexit – perspectives for the island of Ireland?

February 2017 - In the event of a hard Brexit, Professor Dagmar Schiek looks at some of the areas where the withdrawal of the UK from the EU will impact on life on the island of Ireland.

Professor Dagmar Schiek
QPOL

Protestors wielding placards against a hard border in Ireland

The implications of Brexit for peace on the island of Ireland

March 2017 - Britain’s exit from the EU could undo 40 years of progress on the island of Ireland.

Dr Katy Hayward
International Politics and Society Journal (IPS)

Queens University Belfast

Queen’s academics highlight fears for cancer treatment and research in a post-Brexit world

February 2017 - The authors write: “We need to take every opportunity to remind the UK government that cancer patients and cancer research could be significantly disadvantaged.”

Professor Mark Lawler and Professor Patrick Johnston
European Institute of Oncology and the OECI

Black and white library

The shape of Brexit is probably already written in a 60-year-old document

February 2017 - For the United Kingdom, March 2017 represents a significant turning point. Prime Minister Theresa May plans to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union and the Brexit clock will start ticking.

Professor David Phinnemore
The Conversation

50 cent coin

Brexit: What Next Once Article 50 is Triggered?

February 2017 - The triggering of Article 50 by PM Theresa May is imminent, but what will happen over the next two-years? Professor David Phinnemore outlines the projected timetable for negotiations and the main issues that will be up for discussion.

Professor David Phinnemore
QPOL

Border sign with Mexico

Bored of borders already? Building “The Wall” is only the start.

February 2017 - Dr Katy Hayward looks at the growing interest into all things border-related and asks why have borders become the latest political obsession?

Dr Katy Hayward
QPOL

Burgers and Fries

Brexit could mean a flood of US foods the public don’t want

February 2017 - With Brexit looming, Professor Chris Elliott looks at the UK's discussions with the US about a trade deal and asks what impact will this have on the food that we eat?

Professor Chris Elliott
QPOL

Road sign

Brexit’ means ‘Brexit’, but where is the (un)United Kingdom heading?

February 2017 - Without pretending to give answers to all questions surrounding the ‘Brexit’ and UK’s future outside the EU, this policy paper summarises the current stance of the UK.

Dr Elena Basheska, Dr Sara Clavero, Professor Dagmar Schiek
PDF

EU Flag with a star missing

“Hard Brexit” -How to address the new co-nundrum for the Island of Ireland?

February 2017 - The UK Prime Minister’s speech of 17 January and the subsequent govern- ment’s White Paper confirmed the writing on the wall: there was never scope for any so-called soft Brexit.

Professor Dagmar Schiek
PDF

Euro Money

Theresa May confirms it’ll be a hard Brexit – here’s what that means for trade

January 2017 - Leaving the single market became an inevitability for the UK from the moment the Brexit referendum was framed as an outright rejection of one of its fundamental pillars: the free movement of people.

Dr Billy Melo Araujo
The Conversation

Protestors wielding placards against a hard border in Ireland

The Irish Border and Brexit: An Explainer, Parts 1 and 2

January 2017 - In a time of increasingly nationalistic and isolationist fervour in Britain’s English core, the threat posed to continued Irish integration should be noted.

Dr Katy Hayward
PDF

Coastal landscape

Four ‘green lines’ for Brexit negotiators looking to protect the environment

January 2017 - Brexit risks harming the UK’s environment unless the government passes stiff new legislation before it triggers Article 50.

Dr Viviane Gravey
The Conversation

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