What nationality is Ni?
|1.88 million people (estimated at 30 June 2018)
|Nationality and citizenship
|British, Irish or both
|English, Irish, Ulster Scots, British Sign Language (BSL) and Irish Sign Language (ISL)
|Northern Ireland forecast
What does Brexit mean for the Northern Ireland peace deal?
During Brexit negotiations, all sides agreed that protecting the Northern Ireland peace deal ( the Good Friday agreement) was an absolute priority. It meant keeping the land border between the Republic of Ireland (in the EU) and Northern Ireland (in the UK) open and avoiding new infrastructure like cameras and border posts.
What is double no-deal Brexit and how will it affect Ireland?
A double no-deal Brexit is an enormous challenge for Ireland, on three inter-locking levels. The first is the potentially destabilising impact on peace in Northern Ireland, as described above. The second level is the potential threat to Ireland’s place in the single market, diminishing its EU membership.
What will happen to Northern Ireland’s border post-Brexit?
The European Union will give Ireland some leeway to establish new border arrangements with Northern Ireland in case of a no-deal Brexit, sources in the bloc’s political hub Brussels said.
Does a no-deal Brexit create a hard border?
On another occasion, the EU Parliament’s Brexit coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, told the House of Commons that no-deal Brexit “automatically… creates a hard border that has to be controlled”. In this phrasing, a hard border does not seem to refer to the physical controls themselves – but merely a legal situation that would require physical controls.