What is Northern Ireland?

  • (noun): A division of the United Kingdom located on the northern part of the island of Ireland.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland (Irish: Tuaisceart Éireann, Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann or Norlin Airlan) is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland. It is variously described as a country, province or region of the UK, amongst other terms. Northern Ireland shares a border with the Republic of Ireland to the south and west. As of 2011, its population was 1,810,900, constituting about 30% of the island's total population and about 3% of the population of the United Kingdom. Since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, Northern Ireland is largely self-governing. According to the agreement, Northern Ireland co-operates with the rest of Ireland – from which it was partitioned in 1921 – on some policy areas, while other areas are reserved for the Government of the United Kingdom, though the Republic of Ireland "may put forward views and proposals".

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Irish Republican Army (1922–1969) - The IRA During World War II
... Main articles IRA Abwehr World War II, Northern Campaign (IRA), and The Emergency During the Second World War, the IRA leadership hoped for support from ... a German U-boat which was bringing him back to Ireland in August that year along with Frank Ryan (See Operation Dove) ... Chief of Staff, prepared an invasion plan for Northern Ireland and sent it to German Intelligence in 1940, this plan was later called Plan Kathleen, but it was discovered by the Irish authorities within one ...
Frank Pantridge
... CBE (3 October 1916 – 26 December 2004) was a physician and cardiologist from Northern Ireland who transformed emergency medicine and paramedic services with the invention of ... Pantridge returned to Northern Ireland in 1950, and was appointed as cardiac consultant to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast and professor at Queen's University, where he remained until his retirement in 1982 ... The City of Lisburn, Northern Ireland commissioned a statue of Pantridge, which stands outside the council's offices at the Lagan Valley Island centre ...
Ballymoney (borough) - Demographics
... Ballymoney is Northern Ireland's fastest-growing town in terms of population ... this is because it is one of the most central places in Northern Ireland, being one hour from Belfast and one hour from Derry ... The borough has the highest life expectancy of any area in Northern Ireland, with the average male life expectancy at birth being 79.0 years and 82.6 years for females ...
Northern Ireland - Media and Communications
... The BBC has a division called BBC Northern Ireland with headquarters in Belfast ... The ITV franchise in Northern Ireland is Ulster Television (UTV). 4 and the privately-owned Channel 5 also broadcast in Northern Ireland and access is also available to satellite and cable services ...
Capital Punishment In The United Kingdom - Abolition - Murder
... death penalty in England, Wales and Scotland (but not in Northern Ireland) for murder for a period of five years, and substituted a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment ... The death penalty for murder was abolished in Northern Ireland on 25 July 1973 under the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1973 ...

Famous quotes containing the words northern ireland, ireland and/or northern:

    For generations, a wide range of shooting in Northern Ireland has provided all sections of the population with a pastime which ... has occupied a great deal of leisure time. Unlike many other countries, the outstanding characteristic of the sport has been that it was not confined to any one class.
    —Northern Irish Tourist Board. quoted in New Statesman (London, Aug. 29, 1969)

    Out of Ireland have we come,
    Great hatred, little room
    Maimed us at the start.
    I carry from my mother’s womb
    A fanatic’s heart.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    In civilization, as in a southern latitude, man degenerates at length, and yields to the incursion of more northern tribes.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)