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 a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland, variously described as a country, province or region. 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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Measures to try to force the government to report every two weeks on talks to restore the Northern Irish executive would be counterproductive to those..
Credit: Reuters - Published 19 hours ago

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday he was willing to listen to alternative proposals from the next British prime minister on keeping Northern..
Credit: Reuters - Published 22 hours ago

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday he was willing to listen to alternative proposals from the next British prime minsiter on keeping Northern..
Credit: Reuters - Published 23 hours ago

Northern Ireland win a tight contest against Barbados by three goals to go through to a play-off for ninth place at the Netball World Cup.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 day ago

Tiger Woods has mastered golf courses all around the world, but struggles to pick up on a Northern Irish accent during a press conference at the 2019 Open.
Credit: BBC News - Published 2 days ago

The 2019 British Open begins Thursday on a largely untested course at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Here are 10 players to watch this week.
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Watch the best plays from day five of the Netball World Cup, including Shaunagh Craig's "spectacular" long-range throw for Northern Ireland.
Credit: BBC News - Published 3 days ago

The two candidates vying to be Britain's next prime minister both said on Monday that they would not be willing to accept the so-called Northern Irish backstop..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

Northern Ireland suffer a second straight defeat at the Netball World Cup as Malawi clinch a deserved 47-43 win in Liverpool.
Credit: BBC News - Published 4 days ago

'It was a free vote, a conscience vote. I didn't rebel or vote against the party whip. And yet now it's virtually certain that abusive party activists will make..
Credit: Independent - Published 5 days ago

Northern Ireland's new police chief warned on Saturday that a hard Brexit could have a "detrimental" impactย on two decades of peace in the British-run province..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

The UK's Conservatives are openly discussing whether Brexit will lead to the breakup of the country currently known as Great Britain. Some of them are becoming..
6 days ago • WorldNews
Boris Johnson has demanded the Northern Ireland backstop is removed and deleted before he could accept the withdrawal agreement as a basis for Britainโ€™s..
1 week ago • WorldNews
Australia start their defence of the World Cup with a 88-24 rout of Northern Ireland at the Liverpool Arena.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Rioters threw petrol bombs at police in Northern Ireland overnight on the eve of annual parades that often raise tensions between pro-British Protestants and..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

African swine fever has been picked up in meat seized by port authorities in Northern Ireland, the first time the ASF virus has been detected in the United..
1 week ago • WorldNews
BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's civil service has warned that a British exit from the European Union without a withdrawal agreement would have a deep and..
1 week ago • WorldNews
England, Scotland and Northern Ireland's netball stars try their hand at Scouse phrases before the World Cup in Liverpool.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Applications from Chinese students to study at British universities have gone up 30 percent since last year, with numbers exceeding those from Northern Ireland..
1 week ago • WorldNews
British parliament overwhelmingly passed amendements on July 9 for marriage equality and abortion rights in Northern Ireland, one of the last remaining European..
Credit: France 24 - Published 1 week ago

The British parliament's decision to bypass politicians in Northern Ireland and legislate on same-sex marriage could deepen a stalemate in the region at the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

'It is not right that we should drive a coach and horses through the devolution settlement,' says DUP deputy leader
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

Labour, Tories and SNP were given free vote on reforms
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

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