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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Former Man United and NI star George Best is immortalised in bronze, but fans can't see the resemblance.
2 days ago • BBC News

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The deputy leader of the Northern Irish party propping up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government said on Tuesday he thought Brexit would be delivered,..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

The "fatal flaws" of the draft Brexit treaty agreed with the European Union remain despite British Prime Minister Theresa May seeking to set out a new deal on..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

When Britain voted to leave the European Union, few voters outside Northern Ireland thought about what it would mean for the British province.
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

In Westminster, as politicians intrigue over their individual futures, Northern Ireland is too remote to matter.
Credit: Firstpost - Published 4 days ago

British Prime Minister Theresa May's new Brexit offer to UK lawmakers retains the Northern Irish backstop and does not add anything new on customs arrangements,..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Thousands of people marched through Belfast on Saturday to demand the recognition of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, the only region of the United Kingdom..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy faces an anxious wait to make the cut at the US PGA Championship after a second-round 71 at Bethpage Black Course.
1 week ago • BBC News

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