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September 22, 2021 | Organisational Information

Reference: F-2020-02414



I am a student in University College Cork and I am currently writing a dissertation on the security impacts for Northern Ireland of Brexit. There is much academic literature that suggests a potential return to sectarian and dissident activity should a hard Brexit occur, however there is little quantitative data publicly available to cement that train of thought.

As such, I now wish to make a formal request under the Freedom of Information Act to gain access to any records the PSNI have pertaining to the potential impact of Brexit on dissident activity, sectarian violence and cross-jurisdiction security in this context. Reports by the PSNI on the matter over the past five years would be particularly useful, particularly if they contain measurables, including the level of such incidents in each year.


Impact of Brexit on Dissident Activity