The Royal Irish Academy and British Academy Brexit Briefings is a series aimed at highlighting and considering key issues related to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU within the context of UK-Ireland relations. This series is intended to raise awareness of the topics and questions that need consideration and/or responses as the UK negotiates its exit from EU.
The decision of the UK to leave the EU has raised concerns and uncertainty over the land border, the Common Travel Area as well as the Good Friday Agreement. These issues which have been identified as priorities for the Irish Government and for the EU institutions are the focus of our briefings. By exploring the distinct geographical, historical and legal context, these briefings will serve to inform policies and the wider debate during the negotiations. They follow on from the British Academy's statements on the implications of Brexit for higher education and research.
The briefings are the first four in a series of policy discussion papers. They are available to download here:
“Brexit and the Irish Border: Historical Context” is written by Professor Mary E. Daly MRIA, Professor Emeritus in Modern Irish History at University College Dublin.
“Brexit and the Irish Border: Legal and Political Questions” is written by Gordon Anthony, Professor of Public Law in the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast and Director of the Academy of European Public Law.
“The Common Travel Area: More Than Just Travel” is written by Professor Imelda Maher MRIA, Dean of Law and the inaugural Sutherland Full Professor of European Law at University College Dublin.
“The Good Friday Agreement, Brexit and Rights” is written by Professor Chris McCrudden, Professor of Equality and Human Rights Law at Queen’s University Belfast and William W. Cook Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan Law School.