The Institute for Government launched a new report Governing without Ministers, looking at how Northern Ireland has functioned without ministers for nearly 1,000 days.
The report provides an analysis of the history of power-sharing in Northern Ireland, how Northern Ireland has operated since the collapse of the executive in 2017, the consequences of these arrangements, and how a future executive could be supported once restored.
The panel discussed the past, present and future governance challenges facing Northern Ireland. It included:
- Sir Jonathan Phillips KCB, Warden at Keble College, Oxford and former Permanent Secretary of the Northern Ireland Office (2005–10)
- Peter May, Permanent Secretary of the Department of Justice, Northern Ireland Civil Service
- Owen Sims, Senior Policy Officer at CBI Northern Ireland
- Jill Rutter, Programme Director at the Institute for Government
- Jess Sargeant, Researcher at the Institute for Government
The event was chaired by Bronwen Maddox, Director, Institute for Government
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The Institute for Government is launching a new report Governing without Ministers, looking at how Northern Ireland has functioned without ministers for nearly 1,000 days.