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Farmers and mental health

Reading Time: 5 minutes In this Mental Health Awareness Week, which also coincides with this year’s Balmoral Show, this article examines an issue which has received comparatively little attention and on which, so far, not much research has been

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Northern Ireland trade in goods, 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog post provides an overview of Northern Ireland’s (NI) current position with regard to trade in goods and updates our previous blog on NI’s trade in goods in 2017. It uses the most recent

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We don’t need no education!

Reading Time: 8 minutes The finances of Northern Ireland’s schools have been in the spotlight for some time. For example, the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee at Westminster is currently holding an Inquiry into Education funding. In June 2018, Northern

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EU exit regulations and Northern Ireland

Reading Time: 4 minutes A high profile consequence of the continuing failure to establish an Executive and fully functioning Assembly was the legislative passage this week of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill 2018.  A

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The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Updated

Reading Time: 10 minutes This article was edited on 4th March 2020 to include updated information, data and guidance. The recent international coronavirus outbreak originated in the city of Wuhan, China and has received vast media attention due to

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The border on Killeen School Road, near Newry (Image: Oliver Dixon, under Creative Commons)
Is road safety worse in the border region?

Reading Time: 8 minutes Death and serious injury from road traffic collisions (RTCs) are tragic events bringing untold pain and suffering on families. At the same time, through better understanding of what causes them and targeting appropriate action, they

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Brexit and Northern Ireland: Reading List #27

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Please note: This version of the Brexit and Northern Ireland reading list has now been superseded. For the very latest version, please see here. The Assembly’s Research and Information Service (RaISe) has just published

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