Northern Ireland

Part of the United Kingdom lying in the north-east of the island of Ireland, created 1921

Northern Ireland is variously described as a country, province or region which is part of the United Kingdom. Located in the northeast of the island of Ireland, Northern Ireland shares a border to the south and west with the Republic of Ireland. In 2011, its population was 1,810,863, constituting about 30% of the island's total population and about 3% of the UK's population. Established by the Northern Ireland Act 1998 as part of the Good Friday Agreement, the Northern Ireland Assembly holds responsibility for a range of devolved policy matters, while other areas are reserved for the British government. Northern Ireland co-operates with the Republic of Ireland in several areas, and the Agreement granted the Republic the ability to "put forward views and proposals" with "determined efforts to resolve disagreements between the two governments".

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Gales of 50 to 60mph possible for parts of north Wales, northwest England, Northern Ireland and western Scotland, says Met Office
Credit: Independent - Published 4 days ago

The United Kingdom will on Friday set out details of its plans for a quarantine for international arrivals, Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis said.
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Britain's proposal on Wednesday that its Brexit divorce deal would require no new customs infrastructure in Northern Ireland will be met with scepticism by many..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Boris Johnson falsely claimed during the election that his Brexit deal didn't include new controls
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

Britain said on Wednesday it saw no need for new customs infrastructure with Northern Ireland as it unveiled its proposals for how the border with the province..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Outbreak infects 4.8 million people worldwide, with over 319,000 deaths
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

Northern Ireland gently eased its coronavirus restrictions on Monday, allowing small groups to meet outside and churchgoers to pray alone, broadly keeping pace..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Northern Ireland will allow groups of up to six people to meet outdoors from Tuesday, Arlene Foster has said, in a further easing of lockdown restrictions.
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

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