Research Publications 2019

Synopsis: The Northern Ireland Assembly Research and Information Service (RaISe) produces a number of Research publications each year. These cover a variety of topics which are of interest to Members, Committees and the general public.

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Fair Employment in Northern Ireland: the decades of change (1990 – 2017)
This paper updates a previous paper (NIAR 352-12), and chronicles the significant change which has occurred in the community composition of the workforce since the Fair Employment (Northern Ireland) Act 1989 came into operation on 1st January 1990.


Local Elections 2019 (Northern Ireland): A Statistical Profile
An infographic summarising the key points from the 2019 Northern Ireland local election results, produced jointly by the Oireachtas Library and Research Service and the NI Assembly Research and Information Service.


The Criminalisation of Coercive Control
This research paper outlines the different approaches taken to criminalise coercive control in the UK and in the Republic of Ireland. It also summarises the emphasis placed on coercive control by government-level strategy in each jurisdiction, and the available statistical data on the prevalence of this type of abuse.


Plastic Waste in the Marine Environment
This research paper outlines the current state of knowledge regarding the scale of marine plastic pollution in Northern Ireland (NI) and its potential impacts. It also summarises current policy and legislation of relevance to marine plastic pollution in NI and describes further initiatives proposed or implemented elsewhere in the UK, in the Republic of Ireland, and further afield.


Who Runs Northern Ireland?  A Summary of Statistics Relating to Gender and Power in 2019
This Briefing Paper is prepared to update the paper Who Runs Northern Ireland? A Summary of Statistics Relating to Gender and Power in 2014. The paper summarises statistics on gender representation in decision-making positions in Northern Ireland. The statistics are set out in simplified tables to offer an at-a-glance view of gender and power in Northern Ireland.


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