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The island of Ireland and ‘Brexit’: a new approach

The following article is based on Professor Dagmar Schiek's original analysis of Ireland’s and the UK’s common EU membership in the light of Brexit which appeared in the Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly.

The island of Ireland and ‘Brexit’: a new approach

These days, finding a solution to the ‘Irish problem’ dominates the public debate and negotiations taking place behind closed doors on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

The EU Commission’s draft protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland constitutes the only viable starting point in the absence of elaborated proposals by the UK, or the Northern Irish institutions. And yet, agreement on this draft protocol seems elusive, although it constitutes a very modest proposal – in fact too modest a proposal, as I argue in the Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly.

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Permission to repost has been provided by the Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly Research Journal published by the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast.



Professor Dagmar Schiek
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Dagmar Schiek is Professor of Law at Queen's University Belfast and holds a Jean Monnet ad personam Chair in EU Law and Policy. Professor Schiek directs the Centre of European and Transnational Legal Studies and convenes the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence "Tensions at the Fringes of the European Union" as an interdisciplinary project.

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