Research Papers 2014

Synopsis: Below you will find a list of Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure research papers published in 2014.

Provision for sport for those with a disability

- Date: 22/12/2014

This paper provides a brief overview of provision for disability sport in Northern Ireland.


Legislation and policy on sign language in the UK and Ireland

- Date: 12/12/2014

Sign languages are generally separate from the spoken languages of the surrounding hearing communities; different sign languages are also largely mutually unintelligible. Hence, there is very little similarity between, for example, British Sign Language, Irish Sign Language and American Sign Language. This briefing paper considers the current legislation and policy on sign language in the UK and Ireland.


A summary of issues with archaeological archives in Northern Ireland, and a range of legislative and non-legislative options

- Date: 07/11/2014


Non-governmental funding for arts organisations

- Date: 17/10/2014 - Author: Dr Dan Hull & Rosie McDonald

This paper provides information on the range of funders of the arts for which organisations in Northern Ireland would be eligible to apply. It focuses on charitable trusts and foundations, though a number of other non-governmental funders are also indicated.


Potential issues regarding women and sport

- Date: 25/09/2014 - Author: Dr Dan Hull

This paper provides a brief summary of a variety of potential issues for further scrutiny regarding women and sport, following a recent Assembly research paper on the subject.


Regional and minority language academies

- Date: 12/05/2014 - Author: Dr Dan Hull

This paper summarises the role and services provided by a selection of regional and minority language academies around the world, highlighting a number of common features.


Women and sport: A summary of potential issues

- Date: 15/04/2014 - Author: Dr Dan Hull & Megan Ward

This paper examines current participation levels of women in sport and physical activity in both Northern Ireland and elsewhere. It summarises the nature of current strategies and policies around this issue, before suggesting a number of potential issues for further consideration.


Governance models for sport across the UK and Ireland

- Date: 21/01/2014 - Author: Dr. Dan hull

This paper examines the different governance models adopted by the sports councils across the UK and some of the different ways in which local councils deliver their sports services. It includes some information on the relationship between sports bodies and local government.


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