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Brexit, the Irish border and Coronavirus

Jonathan Evershed, University College Cork, discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and looming Brexit negotiations, arguing that the response to the virus continues to show the gap between Ireland and UK that has been evident throughout the Brexit process.
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The Sinn Féin surge, and what it might mean for Brexit and the border

Following the 2020 Irish General Election, Sinn Féin is the most popular party in Ireland by first preference votes. Jonathan Evershed, University College Cork, discusses the election result and what this might mean for the stages of the Brexit process and the constitutional question in Ireland.
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Stormont Restored: New Decade, New Approach?

After three years of stasis, devolution in Northern Ireland is grinding back into gear, following the publication at the end of last week of New Decade, New Approach – the Irish and British governments’ plan to get power-sharing back on the road. Jonathan Evershed, University College Cork, evaluates the deal and what it is promising for Northern Ireland.
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Northern Ireland will never be the same again

The 2019 general election has seen a fundamental transformation of Northern Ireland's political landscape argues Jonathan Evershed, University College Cork. Jonathan assesses what has changed and how this is likely to impact on the constitutional future of the UK.
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Analysing the Manifestos: Northern Ireland

Brexit has played a conspicuous role in the election in Northern Ireland, but, as in the rest of the UK, it has also been forced to compete for attention with other headline-grabbing political issues.
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General Election 2019 in Northern Ireland: Unionist U-turns and pro-Remain pacts

The 2019 General Election signals a dramatic change in the Northern Irish political landscape. Jonathan Evershed, University College Cork, analyses whats happening in key seats throughout the country and tackles the issues that will dominate the debate.