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Northern Ireland has become emblematic of the UK’s Brexit project

August 2019 - It was only a matter of time before the British government would have to come to a decision. Would it downplay Northern Ireland’s importance to the withdrawal process or play up its significance for the Brexit project as a whole? It has chosen the latter.

Dr Katy Hayward
The Irish Times

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How the 'neithers' could decide Northern Ireland's political fate

August 2019 - Fifty years after the tribalism of the Troubles, the ‘non-aligned’ are likely to determine the outcome of any referendum on unification with the Republic of Ireland

Dr Katy Hayward
The Guardian

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Recent no-deal threats show dangerous disregard for Northern Ireland and its fragile peace

August 2019 - The backstop is intended to protect hard-won peace; no deal would jeopardise it. Any warning of “imminent potential disaster” from a collective of civic bodies should give pause for thought. If such a warning comes from within a fragile post-conflict society, it should stop the government in its tracks.

Dr Katy Hayward
The UK in a Changing Europe

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Is the Queen about to rule Little Britain soon?

August 2019 - After tough Brexit à la Boris Johnson, Scotland or Northern Ireland may want to say goodbye to the United Kingdom. The centrifugal forces grow. Is the disunited "Great Britain" before the reduction?

Dr Katy Hayward
Deutsche Welle

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Fintan O’Toole: Ireland can stop a no-deal Brexit. Here’s how

August 2019 - Ireland, North and South, is facing a political and economic crisis. But the key to preventing it lies in Irish hands. One Irish political party has the power to change the balance of power at Westminster and to alter the dynamics of British politics, prevent a no-deal Brexit, avoid a hard UK-Ireland border and save the economy of Northern Ireland from catastrophe.

Dr Katy Hayward
Irish Times

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Brexit in Northern Ireland: the danger of a hard border

August 2019 - The entire United Kingdom will suffer from Brexit, but in Northern Ireland they are deeply concerned about the risk of an exit without agreement. Cathal McCall, professor at Queen´s University Belfast, analyzes the delicate situation in the region

Professor Cathal McCall
La Razón

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Will the UK break because of the "Brexit"?

August 2019 - A divorce without agreement between London and Brussels could also mean a break with Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. Independence voices sound louder and louder.

Dr Katy Hayward
Deutsche Welle

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Disorderly Brexit now seen as a ‘significant risk’ by Irish finance minister

July 2019 - The Irish finance minister has warned that his government is stepping up preparations given the “significant risk” of a disorderly Brexit.

Dr Katy Hayward
CNBC

Boris Johnson
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Brexit under new direction

July 2019 - Boris Johnson assumes the British government promising to leave the European Union with or without a deal. It lacks an agreement with the opposition within the Conservative Party.

Professor David Phinnemore
Veja

Boris Johnson
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Experts on the election of Johnson: It increases the risk of Britain leaving the Union without agree

July 2019 - Boris Johnson has officially become Conservative Party leader today and will be another British Prime Minister tomorrow. But what does this mean for a country and its work in the Union?

Professor David Phinnemore
Pravda

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No-deal Brexit moves from fantasy machismo into stark reality

July 2019 - It is estimated 55,000 jobs will be at risk in Ireland if the UK crashes out of the EU. In Northern Ireland, the cost of no deal could be over 40,000 jobs (equivalent to more than 1 in 20).

Dr Katy Hayward
Irish Times

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Boris Johnson’s appetite for chaos could strain EU solidarity on Border

June 2019 - Whatever about Boris Johnson’s private domestic affairs and rows, we should be more concerned about his private comments on Brexit, the Border and Donald Trump.

Dr Katy Hayward
Irish Times

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Brexit overshadows Northern Ireland negotiations

June 2019 - In a civil service office overshadowed by the mothballed Stormont parliament building, where schoolchildren are on guided tours are as common a sight as politicians, negotiations to revive Northern Ireland's government are staggering on.

Dr Katy Hayward
Financial Times

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What next for Brexit Britain as May announces resignation as PM?

May 2019 - The UK's future and how - or whether - it will leave the European Union has been thrown into further uncertainty following Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement that she will quit as leader of the ruling Conservative Party on June 7.

Professor David Phinnemore
Al Jazeera

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Voting begins in European elections

May 2019 - Voting to elect a new European Parliament got under way on Thursday as Britain and the Netherlands head to the polls.

Professor David Phinnemore
Al Jazeera

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Government criticised over failure to protect Irish citizens in the North

May 2019 - Irish citizens in the North “have had enough” and want to see the Irish Government stand up for them to ensure that they do not have a “second-class version of citizenship,” an academic has said.

Professor Colin Harvey
Irish Times

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In Northern Ireland, the possibility of Brexit revives tensions

April 2019 - Theresa May still hopes to find a solution before the Europeans. But on Thursday, the date for leaving the European Union for the United Kingdom was again postponed until October 31 .

Professor David Phinnemore
BFM TV

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How Brexit resurfaces "the problems" of Northern Ireland

April 2019 - The departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union and the possibility of a border between the Irlandas has caused the voices to rise in Northern Ireland, which voted to remain community, and begin to hear the rumor of a reunification of the island Irish, which frightens the public and worries the government in Westminster that has not yet forgotten the sound of the IRA bombs during the period of "The Troubles".

Professor David Phinnemore
Dario UChile

Diary Farm
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Dairy farmers: No-deal Brexit could put us out of business overnight

April 2019 - People living and working on the Irish border say they have no option but to prepare for a no-deal Brexit on Friday.

Dr Katy Hayward
Sky News

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Article 50 two years on

March 2019 - It’s worth recalling just what has been achieved since we triggered Article 50 two years ago today. For all the noise and drama in Parliament, we have passed the main piece of legislation to prepare the statute book for life outside the EU.

Dr Katy Hayward
UK in a Changing Europe

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Northern Ireland has already lost

March 2019 - One of the biggest quarrels in the Brexit clutter is the Northern Ireland issue. It is not just a tough border scenario, but also how stable peace is in the country.

Dr Katy Hayward
NTV

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May seeks short Brexit extension at last EU summit before divorce

March 2019 - On Thursday, the final European Union summit before the United Kingdom leaves the EU is taking place and tensions are at boiling point.

Professor David Phinnemore
Al Jazeera

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United Kingdom: DUP, missing piece of Brexit

March 2019 - Unless agreed before the EU summit on 21 and 22 March, Brexit is likely to be delayed by several months. Opposed to a third vote, House Speaker John Bercow thwarted Theresa May's plans to convince the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to join her cause.

Professor David Phinnemore
Le Soir

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Ireland will soon have difficult decisions to make on the Border

March 2019 - The UK has published its plans for “avoiding a hard border in Northern Ireland in a no deal scenario”. The timing of this release is quite bizarre.

Dr Katy Hayward
Irish Times

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Q&A: Why is the UK planning to cut tariffs on most imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit?

March 2019 - As Brexit creeps closer with no deal in place, the UK government has published contingency plans to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Central to this is a unilateral commitment by the UK not to apply checks or controls on goods at the border between the two, including no customs requirements for nearly all goods.

Dr Billy Melo Araujo
The Conversation

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Brexit: why was the Irish border ‘backstop’ so crucial to Brexit deal defeat?

March 2019 - After a late night dash to Strasbourg on March 11, the British prime minister, Theresa May, said she had agreed “legally binding” changes to the Brexit withdrawal agreement with the European Union. Designed to avoid the UK being kept indefinitely within the so-called Irish backstop, such changes were deemed key in order for MPs to agree to the Brexit deal in parliament. But the deal was still defeated on March 12 by 149 votes. Why was the Irish backstop such a sticking point?

Dr Katy Hayward
The Conversation

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The backstop is there to protect a remarkable achievement for British diplomacy

March 2019 - One objection to the ‘Irish backstop’ in the Withdrawal Agreement is that, if it did come into effect, its provisions could only be dropped by mutual consent. David Davis, the former Brexit Secretary, recently expressed his surprise at this condition: "There is no other treaty in the world I’m aware of where a sovereign nation undertakes to join up and can only leave when the other side says so."

Dr Katy Hayward
The Telegraph

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In need of a wizard, Northern Ireland gets blundering Bradley

March 2019 - The parliament building at Stormont is 365ft wide, representing one foot for each day of the year, but if she lasts in the job long enough it may also refer to the number of times Karen Bradley, Northern Ireland’s secretary of state, puts her foot in it.

Dr Katy Hayward
The Guardian

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Brexit and the Consumer

March 2019 - Professor David Phinnemore is featured on BBC Radio Ulster's 'On Your Behalf' taking about Brexit and the consumer.

Professor David Phinnemore
BBC Radio Ulster 'On Your Behalf'

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UK accused of not honouring dual citizenship commitments

March 2019 - Northern Ireland residents who wish to assert their Irish nationality and EU citizenship rights after Brexit are inadequately protected by the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, a delegation from Northern Ireland told the EU Brexit task force on Wednesday.

Professor Colin Harvey
The Irish Times

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The true cause of our backstop obsession

March 2019 - When the Withdrawal Agreement comes back to the House of Commons, the prime minister will seek to present a sturdy bridge over the stumbling block of the so-called “Irish backstop.” Why is it that the whole deal—and perhaps even the process of Brexit itself—will stand or fall on this one aspect of the 585 page Agreement?

Dr Katy Hayward
Prospect

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'Almost Brexit' in (London) Derry

March 2019 - In a month, the UK would have to leave the European Union as planned. But the political uncertainty makes many people afraid of the doom scenario: a Brexit without agreement. Our teams are travelling this week from the South East to North West to keep their finger on the pulse. We end up in the North West of Northern Ireland.

Professor David Phinnemore
Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie (VRT)

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Irish Backstop Threatens UK's Divorce from EU and NI’s Fragile Peace

March 2019 - Here, where the Belfast-to-Dublin highway squeezes between steep, inland hills and the chilly waters of the Carlingford Lough inlet, the only sign nowadays of an international frontier is a sudden change in speed limits.

Professor Colin Harvey
The Washington Diplomat

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Tinned peaches, Spam, and lorry jams: 10 effects of a no-deal Brexit

March 2019 - The chances of Britain crashing out of the European Union without a deal receded somewhat this week, as the embattled UK Prime Minister Theresa May offered MPs the opportunity to vote to put off Brexit for a few weeks.

Professor Cathal McCall
Irish Independent

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Brexit: In Northern Ireland, the fear of a new physical frontier

February 2019 - Will Brexit take place? Four weeks before the release date of the UK, it's still uncertainty. In Northern Ireland, an exit without agreement would lead to the creation of a new physical border with the Republic of Ireland and revive tensions between Catholics and Protestants twenty years after the implementation of a peace process that ended thirty years of civil war.

Professor Colin Harvey
Radio France Internationale

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The backstop: A flexible and imaginative solution?

February 2019 - Views clearly differ about the merits or otherwise of the ‘backstop’ and what it would mean – were it to come into force – for Northern Ireland and its position within the United Kingdom.

Professor David Phinnemore
Political Studies Association

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'Put someone here with a uniform and we'll knock him over'

February 2019 - Twenty years after the signing of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, Brexit divides Ireland again in two. The possible return of a border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland exposes the old wounds.

Professor David Phinnemore
De Tijd

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The Irish Border with Dr Marie Coleman

February 2019 - Dan and Dr Marie Coleman get into the details of the border between Ireland and North Ireland. How did it come to be, how has it changed and why has it proved such a sticking point in Brexit negotiations?

Dr Marie Coleman
History Hit podcast

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'Border Buster' Shows Why Brexit Frontier Checks in Northern Ireland Would Matter

February 2019 - Near one of the scores of small border crossings on the island of Ireland, a yellow digger stands as a monument to the lengths communities went to to keep roads open during Northern Ireland's violent "Troubles".

Dr Katy Hayward
New York Times

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This border has become the UK's largest headache

February 2019 - I call it "Bridge over troubled water," chuckles Don Reddin with a reference to Simon and Garfunkel's hit song from 1970.

Professor Colin Harvey
Aften Posten

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Home Office refuses to clarify nature of review into GFA cases

February 2019 - The Home Office and the Office of the Secretary of Northern Ireland have refused to clarify the nature of their proposed review into possible Good Friday Agreement violations. Last week, Prime Minister Theresa May said she instructed the Home Office, “working closely with the Secretary of Northern Ireland”, to “urgently” look into how Brexit is affecting Irish citizens rights in Northern Ireland.

Professor Colin Harvey
Irish World

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Brexit and the backstop – everything you need to know

February 2019 - A new report by The UK in a Changing Europe addresses all the key issues related to the backstop. Brexit and the backstop: everything you need to know is written by leading academics, who explain what the backstop is, why it’s needed, what its history is, what’s happening to the politics around it, and whether the EU might change it.

Professor David Phinnemore, Dr Katy Hayward, Professor John Garry and Professor Colin Harvey
UK in a Changing Europe

Brexit in Scrabble pieces
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The 500 kilometers of border that have become the nightmare of Brexit

February 2019 - Of all the monsters that the Brexit awoke, there is one in the shape of a snake, which stretches up to 500 kilometers and has become the nightmare of the British Government. It has been almost 20 years since the physical border separating Northern Ireland from the Republic of Ireland became invisible.

Professor Colin Harvey
El País

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What will happen to Ireland?

February 2019 - It is the key question in the whole Brexit negotiations: How can an invisible border be preserved in the former Northern Ireland Civil War region, even though the United Kingdom is leaving the European Single Market and the Customs Union?

Professor David Phinnemore
Aargauer Zeitung

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Brexit: Will only Ireland's reunification be the solution?

February 2019 - It is the key question in the whole Brexit negotiations: How can an invisible border be preserved in the former Northern Ireland Civil War region, even though the United Kingdom is leaving the European Single Market and the Customs Union?

Professor David Phinnemore
Tagblatt

Theresa May
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No Brexit breakthrough in 'robust' May-Juncker talks in Brussels

February 2019 - Britain and the European Union (EU) have agreed to hold more talks to try to avoid a no-deal Brexit, after a "robust" meeting between Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

Professor David Phinnemore
Al Jazeera

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Irish citizen rights will be “urgently” reviewed, says May

February 2019 - British Prime Minister Theresa May said today that she has directed the Home Office to “urgently” look into how Brexit is affecting citizens rights in Northern Ireland.

Professor Colin Harvey
Irish World

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Why is Europe against changing the Brexit agreement?

February 2019 - British Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to go back to Brussels and reopen negotiations on the withdrawal agreement with the European Union after MPs on Tuesday voted in favour of replacing the backstop - a safety net to prevent a hard Irish border - with "alternative arrangements".

Professor David Phinnemore
Al Jazeera

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When Brexit Happens, Will Food Shortages and Hunger Pangs Follow?

January 2019 - Food retailers warn that supermarkets and food outlets would be the first to feel the impact of Britain crashing out of the European Union with no deal.

Dr Katy Hayward
New York Times

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"The paramilitaries want to show that they are back"

January 2019 - Katy Hayward is investigating the impact of Brexit on the peace process in Northern Ireland. Radical factions are still present here, she says. And they benefit from the uncertainty.

Dr Katy Hayward
Der Spiegel Online

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Holywell Podcast: Brexit Focus

January 2019 - Professor Colin Harvey, Professor of Human Rights Law at Queen's University Belfast, discusses the potential impact Brexit will have on Human Rights in the UK and Northern Ireland.

Professor Colin Harvey
Holywell Trust

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A united Ireland: a hard border fix that dare not speak its name

January 2019 - The discussion of Irish unity is gaining momentum. Brexit has fundamentally altered the nature of this conversation, as more people now reflect on the constitutional future. The debate is happening and has been ongoing for some time. That does not mean Irish unity is any closer; it simply suggests a willingness to contemplate this option and then to think through the implications. The intention here is to offer reflections on this evolving dialogue.

Professor Colin Harvey
RTE Brainstorm

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Brexit: After humiliating defeat, Theresa May to present plan B

January 2019 - British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday tell parliament how she plans to proceed with Brexit after MPs on Tuesday roundly rejected her proposed deal for the country's withdrawal from the European Union.

Professor David Phinnemore
Al Jazeera

Brexit in Scrabble pieces
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Brexit: Radio New Zealand

January 2019 - Dr Katy Hayward speaks to Radio New Zealand about the no confidence vote in the House of Commons.

Dr Katy Hayward
Radio New Zealand

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Checks on both sides of Irish border ‘mandatory under no-deal Brexit’

January 2019 - European Union and World Trade Organization checks would be mandatory on both sides of the Irish border in the event of no-deal Brexit, one of the world’s leading experts on customs has said.

Professor David Phinnemore
The Guardian

Brexit in Scrabble pieces
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Katy Hayward: Was the backstop a good idea?

January 2019 - There are but three possible outcomes to the UK’s tortuous divorce from the EU. One is that the UK leaves without a deal. Another is that the withdrawal agreement is passed and future negotiations unfold during a transition period. Or else (least likely) article 50 is revoked and the UK remains a member.

Dr Katy Hayward
Irish Times

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What happens to the Irish border without a deal on Brexit?

January 2019 - The British and Irish governments have both stated that they are not preparing for a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic - so who is?

Professor David Phinnemore
Sky News

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Keeping the Peace

January 2019 - In 1989, as the bloody conflict that was the Troubles wore on, British authorities commissioned a confidential report on the "Irish Border problem".

Professor Colin Harvey
Irish Times

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"I am very concerned about Brexit's impact on the peace process in Northern Ireland"

January 2019 - Colin Harvey, a professor at the Queen's University School of Law in Belfast, examines the Brexit issue in a DN interview from a Northern Ireland perspective.

Professor Colin Harvey
Diário de Notícias

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The fine line of Brexit

January 2019 - On the 15th, the British Parliament will approve or reject the agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union for British withdrawal from the bloc. After long deliberations and intense debates, Brexit - which has been dragging since 2016 - can literally leave....

Professor David Phinnemore
Noticias

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Uniting our Shared Island by Professor Colin Harvey…

January 2019 - The discussion of Irish unity is gaining momentum; Brexit has altered the nature of this conversation, as more people now reflect on the constitutional future. The debate is already happening, and has been ongoing for some time. That does not mean Irish unity is any closer; it simply suggests a willingness to contemplate this option and to think through the implications.

Professor Colin Harvey
Slugger O'Toole

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Opinion: Will Theresa May's vote be more likely to pass this round?

January 2019 - With only around 80 days until the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union (EU), the Brexit issue continues to dominate British politics and commentators are left speculating and making predictions about a series of possible outcomes.

Professor Lee McGowan
China Global Television Network

Theresa May
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Down the rabbit hole of Brexit: The odds of a no-deal divorce

December 2018 - "Let us make 'Brexit' a success," said British Prime Minister Theresa May on the night of the last Wednesday of April 2017. May's remarks came at a dinner she hosted for European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at 10 Downing Street for the first face-to-face talks since she triggered the two-year process of withdrawing from the European Union.

Professor Lee McGowan
Daily Sabah

Brexit in Scrabble pieces
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Mitchell: 'DUP has lost plot if it sees some regulatory harmonisation as a slippery slope to Dublin'

December 2018 - In a November 2017 report for the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, Prof David Phinnemore and Dr Katy Hayward, of Queen's University Belfast, provided an overview of the Good Friday Agreement and an assessment of the potential challenges posed to its implementation by Brexit. They also considered "flexible and imaginative solutions" by which the agreement can continue to be effective.

Professor David Phinnemore and Dr Katy Hayward
Independent.ie

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Sharing the Island: Brexit, ‘no deal’ and the constitutional future

December 2018 - The question of Irish unity is now becoming a mainstream discussion on this island. In light of recent developments there are additional matters to raise as part of this constitutional conversation.

Professor Colin Harvey
The UK in a Changing Europe

Theresa May
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Behind the Brexit Chaos, a Faulty U.K. Negotiating Strategy

December 2018 - When British politicians launched Brexit negotiations after the country’s 2016 referendum decision to leave the European Union, they were confident they could win a special deal by finding allies among the 27 remaining members of the bloc.

Professor David Phinnemore
The Wall Street Journal

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The Brexit Club: The brussel sprout

December 2018 - Joining host Ruth Sanderson are David Phinnemore, Professor of European Politics at Queen’s University Belfast and Aodhán Connolly, director of the Northern Ireland Retail Consortium.

Professor David Phinnemore
The Detail TV

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The Irish border is Brexit's big headache—why is it there and what's it actually like?

December 2018 - The border that divides the Republic of Ireland (an EU member) and Northern Ireland (part of the UK) has become one of the biggest stumbling blocks in the British attempt to leave the European Union.

Dr Katy Hayward and Dr Garrett Carr
ABC Australia

Brexit in Scrabble pieces
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Brexit, the troubled game of the North Irish Unionist Party

December 2018 - Theresa May announced on Monday, December 10, the postponement of the vote on the Brexit agreement because of the many dissenting voices in Westminster. Among the most audible, that of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to the ambiguous position.

Professor David Phinnemore
La Croix

European Court of Justice
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Thinking about human rights and Brexit

December 2018 - Human Rights Week is the time each year when we reflect on the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948, and we think about its continuing relevance. It is a document that is worth reading again; its inclusive vision of human rights is an inspiration to people locally and globally.

Professor Colin Harvey
The UK in a Changing Europe

Theresa May
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Brexit: why the EU doesn’t want the UK to remain in the backstop indefinitely

December 2018 - A key criticism made by opponents of the Brexit withdrawal agreement is that the UK would be stuck indefinitely in the so-called Irish “backstop” – aimed at avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland – with no unilateral way out.

Professor David Phinnemore
The Conversation

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Liberty, wealth or peace: the choice offered by the Brexit deal

November 2018 - Liberty, wealth or peace? And if you can only have one of them, which do you go for? Hard Brexiteers desire freedom above all else – the liberty to make your own decisions, good or bad. Hard Remainers place top billing on economic prosperity and don’t see much merit in the freedom to be poor.

Professor John Garry
The UK in a Changing Europe

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DUP agreement remains says Theresa May, but she’s less clear on its future

November 2018 - Theresa May has said her party's 'confidence and supply' agreement with the DUP is still in place - but declined to clarify in Belfast yesterday whether or not the remainder of the £1bn promised for Northern Ireland in the deal will still be paid if it collapses.

Professor David Phinnemore
Belfast Telegraph

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Theresa May's Brexit deal may yet beat the odds and get through Parliament - here's why

November 2018 - Those against Theresa May’s version of Brexit have pretty much had an open field up to now, but the prime minister has begun a highly orchestrated campaign defending her position properly.

Professor Colin Harvey
The Independent

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DUP is wielding its influence over May in a huge gamble

November 2018 - Unionism – of the plain old, straight-up “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” kind – is enjoying something of a revival in current British discourse. The primary reason Dominic Raab gave his resignation as Brexit secretary, for example, was framed in terms of unionist unease.

Dr Katy Hayward
The Irish Times

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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

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Brexit draft withdrawal agreement – experts react

November 2018 - A draft agreement on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union has been reached between representatives of both sides, alongside an Outline Political Declaration on a future relationship. It remains to be seen whether the British government is able to survive, and gain parliamentary support for the deal. Here, though, academic experts consider what adoption of the 585-page draft Withdrawal Agreement would mean.

Dr Katy Hayward
The Conversation

Brexit in Scrabble pieces
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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 Process

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
Brexit Process

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
Border issues

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 Process

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
Border issues

The Irish border and Brexit - Key slides

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

Dr Katy Hayward
QPOL

EU Flag
Brexit Process

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 Process

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
Brexit Process

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
Brexit Process

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
Environmental Affairs

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
Border issues

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
Border issues

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
Border issues

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
Brexit Process

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

Border Sign
Brexit Process

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
Brexit Process

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
Brexit Process

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
Constitutional Issues

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 Process

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
Border issues

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
Brexit Process

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
Border issues

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

Border Sign
Border issues

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
Brexit Process

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
Brexit Process

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
Border Issues

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
Brexit Process

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
Border Issues

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
Border Issues

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
Border Issues

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
Border Issues

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 Process

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
Brexit Process

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
Brexit Process

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 Process

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
Brexit Process

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
Brexit Process

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
Border Issues

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
Border Issues

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
BREXIT PROCESS

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
BREXIT PROCESS

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 PROCESS

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 PROCESS

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
BORDER ISSUES

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
BORDER ISSUES

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
BORDER ISSUES

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
BORDER ISSUES

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
BORDER ISSUES

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
Brexit Process

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
CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES

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
Brexit Process

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
Brexit Process

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
Border Issues

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 Process

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
Brexit Process

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
Border Issues

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
Brexit Process

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
Brexit Process

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
Brexit Process

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
Brexit Process

‘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
Brexit Process

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
Constitutional issues

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
Brexit Process

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
Constitutional issues

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
Constitutional issues

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
Border Issues

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
Brexit Process

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 Process

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
Brexit Process

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
Brexit Process

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
BREXIT PROCESS

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
BORDER ISSUES

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
BREXIT PROCESS

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

Parliament buildings at Stormont
Constitutional Issues

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