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Based on ten months of meetings and interviews, the Institute for Government has unveiled its findings in to the state of relations between the administrations in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London. Robyn Munro, co-author of the report, outlines their findings.

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Governing in an Ever Looser Union

Our major study of devolution in the UK has focused on how to provide effective government in the context of an increasingly complex and fluid constitutional settlement. Our final report, Governing in an Ever Looser Union, discusses how the UK’s four governments co-operate, negotiate and compete.

Following disagreements in the Northern Ireland Executive between the two main parties, the DUP and Sinn Fein, which threatened the continuation of the devolved institutions, extensive inter party talks took place in late 2014.These negotiations also involved the British and Irish governments with an input from the USA administration and led to the Stormont House Agreement.
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