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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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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