The Performing Identities research team will be soon holding workshops that will build an understanding of what it means to be Northern Irish. At the workshops we will explore lots of different ideas on identity so we are looking for people from any background who are prepared to discuss this. The workshops will feed into research and creative materials and you will have a say in what the most useful materials are, and how you would like them to be designed.Continue reading
One strand of the ESRC funded research we are undertaking involves interview and focus group research within Northern Ireland. The research is designed to be participatory and allow participants a central role in the design of the questions, the way they are answered, and the outcomes of the project.Continue reading
Prof Aoife O’Donoghue was on the BBC Breakfast couch on the 31st August explaining why prorogation of Parliament will so limit the room for manoeuvre of those opposed to the UK Governments plans. She discussed the prospects of the various legal challenges to prorogation as well as the Parliamentary processes that might result.
Colin Murray and Sylvia de Mars travelled to sunny Lincoln to present ongoing work to academic colleagues. Their papers were titled:
- Murray, ‘When the Ground Moves Beneath Your Feet: Bordering Ireland in the 1920s’
- de Mars, ‘Born, Resident, Settled and Unsettled?’
Here is Sylvia inaction!
Colin Murray writes for the LSE Brexit Blog… ‘With the end of Theresa May’s premiership the Withdrawal Agreement she had concluded with the EU receded out of her reach, in a “here’s-what-you-could-have-won” game-show moment. But what does she take home? What international agreement can be set against her three-year tenure in Downing Street? The Common Travel Area Memorandum of Understanding, concluded in May 2018, could be cast as her solitary “set-of-steak-knives” consolation prize’.
Read the whole blog here.
Aoife O’Donoghue is quoted in this piece in the Irish News on the Common Travel Area agreement.
She said that the memorandum of understanding is a way of putting “Irish and UK citizens on a much firmer footing”.
Although an international treaty would be “preferred”, Prof O’Donoghue said the new rules can be used by courts to interpret domestic legislation, including provisions in Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement.
“There still remains a whole host of issues, especially for those living in Northern Ireland, but this is a positive step forward,” she said.