Northern Ireland

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

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Northern Ireland is variously described as a country, province or region which is part of the United Kingdom. Located in the north-east 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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The small Northern Irish party supporting Britain's minority government said further work was required on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal because gaps..
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The small Northern Irish party supporting Britain's minority government insisted on Tuesday that the region must remain within the United Kingdom customs union..
Credit: Reuters - Published 9 hours ago

Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party will not support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal if he has to make more concessions to the European Union..
Credit: Reuters - Published 11 hours ago

British citizenship laws are out of step with Northern Ireland's 1998 peace accord that recognized the birthright of anyone in the British-run region to identify..
Credit: Reuters - Published 13 hours ago

'We've put arrangements in place to maximise our own ability to stand on our own two feet,' says assistant chief constable
Credit: Independent - Published 15 hours ago

Two goals from Paddy McNair help Northern Ireland beat the Czech Republic 3-2 - their first away win in a friendly for 13 years.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 day ago

The future of Northern Ireland's border dominates, while Parliament reconvenes for the Queen's Speech.
Credit: BBC News - Published 2 days ago

A mooted eleventh-hour solution to the Brexit deadlock cannot work because Northern Ireland must remain in a full United Kingdom customs union, the deputy leader..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's proposed solution to break the Brexit deadlock cannot work because Northern Ireland must remain in a full United Kingdom customs..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

Judge considers 67-year-old John Downey a flight risk
Credit: Independent - Published 4 days ago

Nigel Dodds insists Northern Ireland must remain full part of UK customs union, potentially endangering PM's hopes of getting agreement through parliament
Credit: Independent - Published 4 days ago

John Downey extradited to UK after being arrested in Republic of Ireland
Credit: Independent - Published 4 days ago

The small Northern Irish party supporting the British government insisted on Friday that no barriers to trade be erected between it and mainland Britain in any..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

Boris Johnson has hinted at a major concession to the EU to rescue a Brexit deal by refusing to say that Northern Ireland would leave the customs union.
Credit: Independent - Published 5 days ago

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he did not want to give a running commentary on Brexit talks when asked whether Northern Ireland would be..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told member states that Britain has changed its position to now accept that the proposed replacement to the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

No single party in Northern Ireland will be given a veto in any Brexit deal that is now "a distinct possibility" following a positive meeting between the Irish..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Northern Ireland's Euro 2020 qualification hopes suffer a major blow with an agonising 3-1 defeat by the Netherlands in Rotterdam.
Credit: BBC News - Published 5 days ago

A small ferry connects the hamlet of Greencastle in Northern Ireland with the village of Greenore in the Republic of Ireland. But if the UK leaves the EU without..
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 6 days ago

The backstop in Ireland cannot be subject to a time limit or be at risk of being vetoed by a third party, which Northern Ireland would be from the EU's point of..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The small Northern Irish party supporting the British government would emphatically oppose any scheme to give the devolved assembly in Belfast a way out of a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The European Union is ready to make a "major concession" on a Brexit deal by offering a mechanism for the Northern Irish assembly to leave a new so-called..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Britain and the European Union traded bad-tempered barbs Tuesday as the chances of a Brexit deal appeared to fade, with just over three weeks until the U.K.'s..
1 week ago • WorldNews
Any demand to keep Northern Ireland inside the customs union after Brexit would be “beyond crazy”, the DUP leader has said. Arlene Foster was reacting to..
1 week ago • WorldNews
Julian Smith, the British minister for Northern Ireland, said any threat to withdraw security cooperation with Ireland was unacceptable and not in the interests..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The Brexit blame game began on Tuesday when a source in British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office blamed German Chancellor Angela Merkel for scuppering any..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The European Union still wants a deal with Britain on the country's exit from the bloc and is also determined to protect the Good Friday agreement that ended..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The leader of the small Northern Irish party that supports Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government accused the European Union and Ireland on Tuesday of trying..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

A Brexit deal is essentially impossible as German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson that to do one Northern Ireland must..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Prime Minister Boris Johnson that a Brexit deal was "overwhelmingly unlikely" in a call on Tuesday unless Britain left..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Brexit talks are close to breakdown and unless Britain accepts Northern Ireland remaining in the EU's customs union there is unlikely to be a deal, BBC political..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party, allies of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, said that a Brexit deal was unlikely to be achieved by an informal..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

A team of experts has come up with a plan to use blockchain tracking for trade between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to avoid the re-imposition of..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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