EU Exit Hub

Synopsis: This hub provides links to a range of information compiled by the Research and Information service (RaISe) relating to the UK exit from the European Union, with specific reference to Northern Ireland. Some of these sections are still under development. Information will be updated on a regular basis.

Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland

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The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, commonly referred to as the Northern Ireland Protocol, is part of the Withdrawal Agreement, which set the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU. The protocol and its implementation have been subject to ongoing discussion and negotiation between the EU And the UK .

Common Frameworks

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Information and updates relating to the development of common approaches across the UK in some policy areas that intersect with devolved competence and were previously managed by EU law.

Research Publications


RaISe produces numerous publications each year on a wide range of topics. This section provides access to publications relating specifically to the subject of Brexit / Brexit Transition and Northern Ireland.

Reading Lists


Details of information resources which address the potential impacts of Brexit on Northern Ireland. This section now contains a new Reading List on Brexit Outcomes and Northern Ireland. This List will be updated as appropriate. (Last updated 6 February 2024)

Brexit and Beyond Newsletter


The Brexit and Beyond webpages and newsletter, created by the Assembly’s EU Affairs Team, help you to stay on top of all the latest EU exit developments and news. This content is intended as a helpful resource on Brexit but is not an exhaustive source of information.

Research Matters Blog Posts


The Research Matters blog has been developed by RaISe to provide short, topical articles primarily for MLAs and their support staff, but also for a wider audience. A number of articles have been posted on the subject of Brexit and Northern Ireland.

Other Hubs and Blogs


A selection of dedicated Brexit related hubs and blogs which provide links to other information resources - selected from Parliamentary, academic, business and other sites.

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