Briefing Papers

February 3, 2016

EU Referendum: Briefing paper series

By the end of 2017 (but perhaps as early as June 2016) the people of the United Kingdom will have voted in a referendum that will decide whether the UK remains a member of the European Union. Given the importance of what is at stake and the range of complex issues the referendum raises, the […]

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January 12, 2016

The possible implications of repealing the Human Rights Act 1998

In October 2014, the Conservative Party published a strategy paper titled ‘Protecting Human Rights in the UK’. In this document, Chris Grayling in his role as Secretary of State for Justice laid out Conservative proposals for reforming the UK’s human rights laws and specifically the repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998.The proposal to scrap […]

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June 15, 2015

Border People Briefing: Cross-border Family Benefits

For cross-border workers the country of employment usually pays Family Benefits even if the family reside in another EU state. This EU legislation applies to many families living in the Irish border region. How the EU legislation is implemented by the Irish and UK authorities frequently results in excessive delays in payments and as a […]

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April 23, 2015

The Future of Cross-Border Cooperation in a rural context

The Rural Community Network’s latest edition of Network News was dedicated to considering what the future may look like for rural communities, with several contributors from a range of sectors offering predictions for trends in their particular areas of expertise. Anthony Soares, CCBS’s Research & Policy Manager, contributed a piece entitled “Bordering on the Future”, […]

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December 17, 2014

Border People Briefing: Obstacles to Cross-border mobility; Taxation

The foundation of the European Community in 1957 established the right to free movement between member states. These rights are enshrined in Article 45 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the Europe Union although their practical application at national level can sometimes hinder rather than encourage cross-border mobility. The most frequent issues identified are […]

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January 17, 2014

Border People Briefing: Barriers to Student Flows

Considering the fact that Ireland is a small island which shares a common language and two intimately comparable education systems, it would be natural to assume that large numbers of students from each jurisdiction would cross the border each year to study. This briefing paper examines the impact of barriers to student mobility on the […]

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March 25, 2013

Briefing Papers

The following Briefing Papers are available in PDF format: Overview of North/South and cross-border co-operation in TRANSPORT October 2006  (175Kb) Overview of North/South and Cross-Border Co-operation in ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT March 2007  (306Kb) Overview of North/South and cross-border co-operation in TOURISM March 2007  (273Kb) Overview of North/South and cross-border co-operation in AGRICULTURE April 2007  (329Kb) Your guide to WHO […]

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