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Conference 2019

The 2019 conference took place in Cambridge on 6-8 September.

Around 160 people were there: politicians and government officials, businessmen and women, academics, faith leaders, writers, former paramilitaries and community workers.

Key speeches were made by the Tánaiste and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

The First Minister of Wales and the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations also spoke.

The main theme of the conference was sustaining the vital relationships between Ireland and the UK at this difficult time.

Other issues under discussion were the mechanics of a Border poll, the constitutional futures of the UK, and the future governance of Northern Ireland.

Of particular note was a session on changing attitudes in the North that made valuable use of new polling data, evidence-based findings, and the more subjective experience of two leading Northern Irish writers.



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