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Vox Populi: Scotland’s Lawyers Want A Second People’s Vote On Brexit

In a survey conducted by Scottish Legal News, Scottish lawyers have indicated that a majority of them would support a ‘People’s Vote’ on the final Brexit deal. The survey comprised 750 members and 76% of these approved of a People’s…

Law

England’s Difficulty and Ireland’s opportunity?

The Law Reform Commission held its annual conference on 14th November. The theme this year was Brexit and Law Reform in Ireland. While the negotiations continue to eke out minute details of a post-Brexit world, the Law Reform Commission decided…

Third-Sector May Be Insulated From Worst Of Brexit

The Department of Education and Skills (DES) are collaborating with the Higher Education Authority (HEA), to prepare for consequences of both a ‘negotiated exit’ and ‘no deal’ Brexit on their institutions. The EU has stated as past of the Withdrawal…

Brexit: Deal Or No Deal, Time Is Running Out

This month saw an interesting dance playing out in Brussels, with United Kingdom Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab making a last minute and unexpected trip to Brussels. Many suspected that this was a sign of a breakthrough in negotiations, hopes that…

Law

European Court of Justice To Rule On Article 50

It has been over two years since Britain made the destructive decision to leave the European Union. Despite the considerable amount of time that has passed it seems that both parties are moving further and further away from reaching an…

Opinion: Irexit party are the wrong people, but they’re starting the right debate

Two weeks ago Ireland saw the launch of the ‘Irexit: Freedom to Prosper’ party,  UKIP clone in all but name. While a courtesy glance at their Twitter feed will reveals a nativism typical of most Eurosceptic parties, they also throw…

Brexit: The End of British Foreign Policy

 Britain is an island nation in every sense: geographically, culturally, and politically. As an island nation, Britain is protected by the English Channel, but these 22 miles of sea do not render it invulnerable. The Channel presents a major obstacle…

Opinion: It’s Time to Talk About Ireland and the EU

Never in the past 45 years of Ireland’s membership of the European Union has its continued membership looked so unattractive. In light of the United Kingdom’s decision to withdraw from the EU in June 2016, there have been faint whisperings…

What Happens to British MEP Seats Post Brexit?

A core argument of the pro-Brexit camp during the 2016 referendum was that the European Union was being governed by ‘unelected bureaucrats’ who were not accountable to the citizens of member states. In short that the EU was fundamentally undemocratic,…

The Ongoing Crisis in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has once more made headlines as a result of its protracted political crisis. Ever since the Stormont Assembly was collapsed last January as a result of the resignation of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness over the RHI scheme,…

Brexit May Affect Extradition Agreements

The Supreme Court has referred a question to the European Court of Justice regarding British extradition, following the challenge of an arrest warrant by an Irishman. Mr Thomas Joseph O’Connor, from Cloughbeirne, Roscommon, was sentenced in Blackfriars Crown Court in…

European State of the Union Explainer

Who is Jean-Claude Juncker? Jean-Claude Juncker is the former Prime Minister of Luxembourg and current president of the European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union (EU). This means he is nominally the President of the EU, but due…