This IfG Insight paper outlines everything you need to know before the people of Northern Ireland go to the polls on 2 March. 

This data-driven analysis reveals the situation in Northern Ireland following the UK's decision to leave the European Union. In six charts, it finds:

  • Northern Ireland enjoys high but declining public spending
  • Attitudes to Brexit divide along sectarian lines
  • Northern Ireland receives more EU funding per head than the rest of the UK
  • Northern Ireland does not want a return to Westminster rule
  • DUP and Sinn Féin dominance is unlikely to change
  • Sectarian identities have weakened but the political system has not caught up

 

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