Ireland, Britain, Northern Ireland and the European dimension

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Title: Ireland, Britain, Northern Ireland and the European dimension
Authors: Laffan, Brigid
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Date: 2003
Online since: 2010-07-16T14:02:34Z
Abstract: This paper analyses the European dimension of British-Irish relations and the EU’s role in altering the environment within which relations between these islands are played out. The paper examines relations between the two states in the context of EU membership and proceeds to an analysis of the evolution of an EU role under four headings: the EU as an arena, EU policies and reports, the EU as a model and the EU in Northern Ireland. The paper then assesses the EU dimension of the Good Friday Agreement in all three strands and finishes with a brief analysis of the longer-term contribution of the EU.
Item notes: An earlier version of this paper was presented to a roundtable meeting entitled “Redefining relationships: North-South and East-West links in Ireland and Britain in the new millennium”, University College Dublin, 8 January 1999.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies
Series/Report no.: IBIS Working Papers; No. 27
Copyright (published version): The author, 2003
Keywords: British-Irish relationsEuropean UnionNorthern Ireland
Subject LCSH: Ireland--Foreign relations--Great Britain
Great Britain--Foreign relations--Ireland
European Union--Influence
Northern Ireland--Politics and government--1994-
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Paper presented at the Institute for British-Irish Studie conference, “Renovation or revolution? New territorial politics in Ireland and the United Kingdom”, University Industry Centre, University College Dublin, 3 April 2002.
Appears in Collections:Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS) Working Papers and Policy Papers

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