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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A vigil for George Floyd was held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and thousands gathered to protest his death in New Zealand.
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Those who pre-book will be able to visit some sites in England and Northern Ireland from 3 June.
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Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill has said the Covid-19 outbreak has brought the DUP and Sinn Fein closer together. First Minister Arlene Foster said..
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