‘Ireland-UK Relations and Northern Ireland after Brexit

Ireland-UK Relations and Northern Ireland after Brexit

Brexit has rudely interrupted Irish-British reconciliation.

This report explores the impact of Brexit from an Irish perspective, explaining Europe’s role in improving Ireland-UK relations since 1970s and outlining the threat posed by Brexit to the political settlement in Northern Ireland. 

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About the Authors

Biographies from time of report publication.

Professor Michael Cox is Director of LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor of International Relations at LSE. He is author and editor of over twenty books, and a popular public speaker on international affairs. He taught at Queen's University of Belfast from 1972-1995. He co-founded the Cold War Studies Centre in 2004 and expand it into IDEAS in 2008. In 2011, he launched a new Executive Masters in Global Strategy designed to teach senior foreign policy practitioners.

Adrian Guelke is an Emeritus Professor in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics and attached to the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Queen’s University of Belfast.  He is the author of Politics in Deeply Divided Societies, published by Polity and of Rethinking the Rise and Fall of Apartheid, published by Palgrave Macmillan.  He is the editor of the journal, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics.

Dr Paul Gillespie is a Senior Research Fellow adjunct in the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin and a columnist and leader writer on international affairs for The Irish Times. His main research areas, journalism and publications are in European integration and political identities, Irish-British relations, Europe-Asia relations, comparative regionalism, media and foreign policy, and the EuroMed region. Recent publications include: Daithi O’Ceallaigh and Paul Gillespie eds.Britain and Europe: The Endgame, An Irish Perspective Dublin: Institute of International and European Affairs 2015.