Northern Ireland at the Edge: What’s next after Brexit?

Northern Ireland at the Edge: What’s next after Brexit? Thursday, 15 September 2016 2.00-5.00 pm Queen’s University Belfast More information and booking here • Places are free • Booking is essential This conversation focuses on the consequences of the UK’s future relationship with Ireland, north and south. Should the UK withdraw from the EU (as…

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Real Dáil reform at last!

The sub-committee on Dáil reform published its ‘draft’ final report yesterday and it makes for very pleasurable reading. Among the key proposals are the following: Dáil agenda and order of business to be determined by a new business committee chaired by the Ceann Comhairle; A new and powerful Budget Oversight Committee whose work will be…

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Political reform proposals in the Partnership Government programme – UPDATED

A (still very preliminary) reaction to the Programme for Government proposal that was launched this afternoon (available here). There is a lot of food for thought here. A lot of interesting proposals – at least on paper – and also some daft ones. Certainly a lot to chew over. A fair bit of things that we’d…

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A New Relationship? Brexit, Ireland and Northern Ireland: A ‘Constitutional Conversation’

A New Relationship? Brexit, Ireland and Northern Ireland: A ‘Constitutional Conversation’ Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 6th May 2016 10.30 a.m.–4.00 p.m. To book contact info@ria.ie Registration and coffee from 10.00 a.m. 10.30–10.40 Introduction John Morison MRIA, Chair of the Ethical, Political, Legal and Philosophical Studies Committee, RIA 10.40–11.00 Alternative futures Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Anniversary…