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 some 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 leader of the Northern Irish party propping up Theresa May's government told the British prime minister on Monday that their opposition to her Brexit divorce..
Credit: Reuters - Published 19 hours ago

The leader of the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party, Arlene Foster, showed no change in her opposition to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal in a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 20 hours ago

Josh Magennis insists Northern Ireland can finish ahead of the Netherlands or Germany in their group to secure Euro 2020 qualification.
21 hours ago • BBC News
An 87th-minute Josh Magennis goal gives Northern Ireland a 2-1 victory over Belarus and sees them top Group C with two wins from two.
1 day ago • BBC News
Burst of solar activity expected to cause widespread appearance of aurora borealis
Credit: Independent - Published 3 days ago

Theresa May has admitted she may not garner enough support to get her twice-defeated Brexit deal through the Commons next week, amid mounting speculation about..
3 days ago • WorldNews
Neil Robertson will face Ronnie O'Sullivan in the Tour Championship final after beating Northern Ireland's Mark Allen 10-6.
3 days ago • BBC News
Nothing has changed as far as the Brexit divorce deal British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking to convince lawmakers to back, the deputy leader of the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

Blustery conditions expected as heavy showers arrive across Northern Ireland and Scotland
Credit: Independent - Published 4 days ago

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill challenges his side to be "a little bit more polished" in the final third after their 2-0 win over Estonia.
4 days ago • BBC News
The small Northern Irish party that props up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government is no closer to backing her EU divorce agreement as talks between..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Sunderland striker Will Grigg is ruled out of Northern Ireland's Euro 2020 qualifiers against Estonia and Belarus with an injury.
Credit: BBC News - Published 6 days ago

Two men have been arrested over the deaths of three teenagers who were killed at a St Patrick's Day disco in Cookstown, Northern Ireland on Sunday.
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

Negotiations with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party are ongoing on Monday, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said as ministers seek to secure the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Three young people died on Sunday night in an incident at a St Patrick's Day event at a hotel in Cookstown, Northern Ireland, police said after they were called..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

A third teenager has died following a St Patrick's Day party at a hotel in Cookstown, Northern Ireland.
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

Two people have died in an incident during a St Patrick's Day event at a hotel in Cookstown, Northern Ireland, police said on Sunday night on Twitter.
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Two people have died following an incident at a hotel in the Northern Irish town of Cookstown where a St Patrick's Day event was taking place, police said.
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

The chancellor highlighted funding for Northern Ireland would be looked at soon as part of a scheduled spending review
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

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