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ARINS podcast episode 2: Who is better off?

01 July 2021

In this episode Adele Bergin and Seamus McGuinness reflect on cross-border differences in living standards, opportunities and quality of life on the island of Ireland. 

There has been an increased focus on north-south issues on the island of Ireland in recent times owing to factors such as the outcome of the Brexit referendum, the establishment of the Shared Island Unit in the Department of the Taoiseach and the issue of possible constitutional change. Episode 2 of the ARINS podcast series explores differences in standards of living across a broad range of dimensions, including economic and social well-being and differences in income distribution. 

Today's guests of host Rory Montgomery, MRIA, are Adele Bergin and Seamus McGuinness of the Economic & Social Research Institute, Dublin. Their paper was published by ARINS in Irish Studies in International Affairs and can be read here.

About the series 

This podcast series provides evidence-based research and analysis on the most significant questions of policy and public debate facing the island of Ireland, north and south. Host Rory Montgomery, MRIA, talks to authors of articles on topics such as cross border health co-operation; the need to regulate social media in referendums, education, cultural affairs and constitutional questions and the imperative for good data and the need to carry out impartial research. New episodes are released on the first Thursday of every month and can be found on our SoundCloud channel or any podcast platform.

About the project 

ARINS: Analysing and Researching Ireland North and South brings together experts to provide evidence-based research and analysis on the most significant questions of policy and public debate facing the island of Ireland, north and south. The project publishes, facilitates and disseminates research on the challenges and opportunities presented to the island in a post-Brexit context, with the intention of contributing to an informed public discourse. More information can be found at www.arinsproject.com.
ARINS is a joint project of The Royal Irish Academy, an all-island body, and the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at Notre Dame's Keough School of Global Affairs.
 

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