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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Capital Punishment In The United Kingdom - Abolition - Murder
... Death Penalty) Act 1965 suspended the death penalty in England, Wales and Scotland (but not in Northern Ireland) for murder for a period of five years, and ... The death penalty for murder was abolished in Northern Ireland on 25 July 1973 under the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1973 ...
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) ... The state-owned Channel 4 and the privately-owned Channel 5 also broadcast in Northern Ireland and access is also available to satellite and cable services ...
Ballymoney (borough) - Demographics
... Ballymoney is Northern Ireland's fastest-growing town in terms of population ... It is thought that this is because it is one of the most central places in Northern Ireland, being one hour from Belfast and one hour from Derry ... 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 ...
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 Germany to strike ... 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 ...
Frank Pantridge
... MD, 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 the portable defibrillator ... 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 ...

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    ... in Northern Ireland, if you don’t have basic Christianity, rather than merely religion, all you get out of the experience of living is bitterness.
    Bernadette Devlin (b. 1947)

    The tragedy of Northern Ireland is that it is now a society in which the dead console the living.
    Jack Holland (b. 1947)

    Warmest climes but nurse the cruelest fangs: the tiger of Bengal crouches in spiced groves of ceaseless verdure. Skies the most effulgent but basket the deadliest thunders: gorgeous Cuba knows tornadoes that never swept tame northern lands.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)