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The Good Friday Agreement remains high on the Brexit agenda, for now

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Following a recent conference at Queen’s University, Jamie Pow summarises some of the main themes arising from the discussions led by some of the world’s leading scholars of the Good Friday Agreement and European politics.

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Irish border backstop: many unanswered questions and considerable economic challenges

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The so-called backstop option that is currently on the table is an imperfect solution that needs further work says Dr Billy Melo Araujo and Dr Federico Lupo Pasini.

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Brexit, the island of Ireland and the Good Friday Agreement

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It would be regrettable if Brexit undermined the efforts made to build constructive relationships across these islands in the last 20 years says Professor Colin Harvey.

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People in Northern Ireland want the UK to stay in the customs union and single market new research on public attitudes reveals

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Professors John Garry and Brendan O’Leary look at some of the headline findings from their recent report into public attitudes to Brexit across Northern Ireland.

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A Special Arrangement for Northern Ireland?

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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.

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Avoiding a hard Irish border: Time to move from magical thinking to specific solutions

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Progress on the issue of Northern Ireland/Ireland must be made before the European Council summit in June 2018 says Dr Katy Hayward.

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

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Based on a legal analysis of the position of the island of Ireland in the draft withdrawal agreement, Prof Dagmar Schiek argues that the draft neither fully protects socio-economic and civic cooperation on the island of Ireland, nor do justice to the 1998 Belfast Agreement.

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Brexit: Challenges and Opportunities with Mary Lou McDonald

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The latest in its series of keynote addresses on Brexit will see Sinn Féin President, Mary Lou McDonald, visit Queen’s University.

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Bordering on protesting too much?

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

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Northern Ireland border and the EU’s draft legal agreement

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Prof John Garry and Jamie Pow talk Brexit, borders, and backstop options following the publication by the European Commission of the draft legal text on the Withdrawal Treaty.

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What’s the plan for governing Northern Ireland?

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Prof John Garry and Jamie Pow look at the recent failure by the Northern Ireland parties to reach an agreement.

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The Northern Ireland/Ireland Border, Regulatory Alignment and Brexit

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Professor David Phinnemore and Dr Katy Hayward look at some principles and options in light of the UK-EU Joint Report of 8 December 2017.

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