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Anticipating and meeting new multilevel governance challenges in NI after Brexit

May 2020 - This report shares results from an 18-month long project which considered the democratic implications of the Protocol on Northern Ireland/Ireland contained in the Withdrawal Agreement at every level of government: within Northern Ireland, within the UK, north-south on the island of Ireland, British-Irish, and now UK-EU.

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

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Northern Ireland: facing and fixing the post-Brexit democratic deficit

May 2020 - One of the promises (if that is not too strong a term for it) offered by the British government was that Brexit would mean ‘taking back control of our borders, money and laws’. This was a claim that resonated across the UK – including in Northern Ireland.

Dr Katy Hayward
The UK in a Changing Europe

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Obscure committee could give North input into EU decision making post Brexit

April 2020 - The Specialised Committee on issues related to the implementation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland (to give it its full title) will meet for the first time today.

Dr Katy Hayward and Professor David Phinnemore
Irish Times

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The Specialised Committee on the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

April 2020 - The purpose of the Brexit transition period is to provide time to determine and put in place the essentials of the future UK-EU relationship.

Professor David Phinnemore
The UK in a Changing Europe

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Where are we with Brexit?

April 2020 - As part of the new Queen’s Policy Engagement Live Series, which aims to keep our academics connected with stakeholders, policymakers and the general public, Prof David Phinnemore gives an overview of what has been happening over the past few months and what is due to happen over the coming year with the Brexit process.

Professor David Phinnemore
Queen's Policy and Engagement Blog

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Parliament and Brexit

March 2020 - Parliament faced unprecedented challenges during the tumultuous Brexit years – many of which remain unresolved – a new academic report finds.

Dr Katy Hayward
The UK in a Changing Europe

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Post-Brexit trade a nightmare for Northern Ireland

February 2020 - The European Union Committee was in Belfast today to hear the concerns of local representatives from the freight sector, ports, ferry operators and Belfast International Airport.

Professor David Phinnemore
Belfast Telegraph

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Ireland - ready for change

February 2020 - First, the power-sharing parliament was restored in Northern Ireland after three years in limbo.

Dr Katy Hayward, Professor Colin Harvey and Dr Peter McLoughlin
ABC Australia

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Danger lurks in complacency about Ireland's place in the EU

February 2020 - Has Brexit killed off Irish Euroscepticism? After Britain’s shambolic effort to extricate itself from the European Union, Irish attachment to membership has seldom been stronger, according to opinion polls.

Dr Katy Hayward
Irish Times Online

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Brexit: what next?

February 2020 - More than any other issue, Northern Ireland – a region of 1.8m people on the periphery of the UK and the EU – has determined what has happened since the Brexit referendum for the whole of the UK and the EU.

Dr Katy Hayward
The UK in a Changing Europe

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Brexit Day - good or bad?

January 2020 - After more than three years of political wrangling, two general elections and angry protests across the United Kingdom - Brexit is here.

Professor David Phinnemore
Al Jazeera

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When the permanent Brexit deal is struck, NI will be watching especially closely

January 2020 - When we leave the EU on Friday more than one border will be affected.

Dr Katy Hayward
ITV Online

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What does the ‘New Decade, New Approach' agreement mean for NI’s Brexit?

January 2020 - The New Decade, New Approach (NDNA) agreement was announced by the Irish and British governments on 9 January 2020 and endorsed by all the main political parties in Northern Ireland (NI) on 10 January. It is significant not only because it paved the way for the restoration of the Northern Ireland devolved institutions (beginning with the Assembly and Executive on 11 January), but also because it comes at a momentous time for the future of the region.

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

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Now Stormont is back, Northern Ireland has hope once again

January 2020 - The DUP and Sinn Féin, gripped by the fear of new assembly elections, agreed a compromise. But there are no guarantees, and Brexit looms

Dr Katy Hayward
The Guardian

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View from Stormont Brexit Special

January 2020 - This Brexit special gets the view from Brussels, London, Dublin and the border.

Professor David Phinnemore
UTV