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Part of the United Kingdom lying in the north-east of the island of Ireland, created 1921

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Northern Ireland: Part of the United Kingdom lying in the north-east of the island of Ireland, created 1921
Northern Ireland is variously described as a country, province or region which is part of the United Kingdom. Located in the northeast of the island of Ireland, 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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Brexit withdrawal deal must be implemented 'with rigor': EU's Barnier

The European Union will monitor the Northern Ireland elements of Britain's Brexit agreement very closely and will not allow London to re-open the deal "under the guise of implementation," the EU’s..
Reuters - Published

Lego artist David Turner denies glamorising guns

David Turner, who grew up in Northern Ireland, says the work is inspired by his childhood.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Northern Ireland


Archbishop pays tribute to 'bridge-builder' Seamus Mallon at funeral [Video]Archbishop pays tribute to 'bridge-builder' Seamus Mallon at funeral

Seamus Mallon was a bridge-builder who dedicated himself to peacemaking, the head of the Catholic Church in Ireland has told mourners at his funeral. The former Stormont deputy first minister and..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:19Published

Sharon Stone signs Seamus Mallon book of condolence [Video]Sharon Stone signs Seamus Mallon book of condolence

Hollywood star Sharon Stone pays tribute to former NI Deputy First Minister Seamus Mallon, after signing a book of condolence with Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams at Belfast City Hall.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:16Published

Former Stormont deputy first minister Seamus Mallon has died aged 83 [Video]Former Stormont deputy first minister Seamus Mallon has died aged 83

The ex-deputy leader of the nationalist SDLP and MP was an architect of the Northern Ireland peace process and a key figure in negotiating the 1998 Good Friday Agreement which largely halted violence...

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published

Seven arrested in money laundering investigation [Video]Seven arrested in money laundering investigation

Seven people have been arrested following a major police operation against money laundering in Northern Ireland. A senior detective has described it as "one of the most significant live investigations..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:55Published

Government unveils Brexit plan for January 31 [Video]Government unveils Brexit plan for January 31

On January 31, a special Cabinet meeting will take place outside London, with ministers to meet in a venue in the north of England. They will discuss the PM’s "levelling up" agenda and how the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:59Published

UK PM Johnson offers Northern Ireland financial package [Video]UK PM Johnson offers Northern Ireland financial package

Johnson promises cash injection on Northern Ireland visit as he meets newly formed executive after 3-year deadlock.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

Johnson lauds return of Northern Ireland parliament [Video]Johnson lauds return of Northern Ireland parliament

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has praised the efforts of Northern Ireland's political parties in getting its government restarted and remains confident of a tariff-free trade deal with EU.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

Boris Johnson: Northern Ireland can enjoy bright future [Video]Boris Johnson: Northern Ireland can enjoy bright future

Northern Ireland can enjoy a bright future with goodwill and compromise, Boris Johnson has said. He said healthcare would be a priority for "huge commitments" in investment coming from central..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:13Published

Boris Johnson meets newly-appointed Northern Ireland leaders at Stormont [Video]Boris Johnson meets newly-appointed Northern Ireland leaders at Stormont

Boris Johnson has met Stormont’s newly-appointed leaders for talks set to focus on how much the Government will stump up to support the return of devolution. The Prime Minister was greeted by DUP..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

Powersharing returns to Northern Ireland Assembly [Video]Powersharing returns to Northern Ireland Assembly

Stormont's first and deputy first ministers have been appointed after powersharing returned to Northern Ireland. DUP leader Arlene Foster resumes the first minister role she lost when the last..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published

Northern Ireland parliament sits at Stormont after three years of deadlock [Video]Northern Ireland parliament sits at Stormont after three years of deadlock

Northern Ireland parliament sits at Stormont after three years of deadlock

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:46Published

Sinn Fein green light to powersharing paves way for new executive [Video]Sinn Fein green light to powersharing paves way for new executive

Powersharing is set to return to Northern Ireland after Sinn Fein joined the DUP leadership in backing a deal to re-enter devolved government together. Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald said a..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:37Published

rish premier Leo Varadkar urges parties to get behind powersharing deal [Video]rish premier Leo Varadkar urges parties to get behind powersharing deal

Irish premier Leo Varadkar urges other parties to "get onboard" with powersharing talks. Speaking in Dublin, he said: “We are at a very sensitive point now in the talks in Northern Ireland and..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:28Published

Julian Smith steadfast on draft deal [Video]Julian Smith steadfast on draft deal

On a visit to a primary school in Co Antrim, the Northern Ireland Secretary, Julian Smith remained steadfast on his draft deal which aims to restore power sharing in Northern Ireland. Mr Smith has..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:32Published

UK and Ireland publish suggested NI powersharing deal [Video]UK and Ireland publish suggested NI powersharing deal

The UK's Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith and Ireland's Foreign Minister Simon Coveney delivered a press conference outside Stormont on Thursday evening after both governments jointly published..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:03Published

Powersharing could return to Northern Ireland on Friday [Video]Powersharing could return to Northern Ireland on Friday

Northern Ireland could witness a return to powersharing on Friday after a dramatic night of developments in political efforts to resurrect devolution. The UK and Irish governments jointly published a..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:05Published

Julian Smith resumes NI powersharing talks in Stormont [Video]Julian Smith resumes NI powersharing talks in Stormont

Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith has met with Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney and Stormont parties for talks on restoring powersharing. Mr Smith held separate meetings with the..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:02Published

Julian Smith hopes to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland [Video]Julian Smith hopes to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Secretary has convened a ‘health summit’ as part of the talks process aiming to restore powersharing. The Government urged Stormont’s leaders to make a series of commitments..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:10Published

Julian Smith and Simon Coveney join Stormont roundtable talk [Video]Julian Smith and Simon Coveney join Stormont roundtable talk

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith have met the five main Stormont parties in a roundtable meeting in Belfast. The talks come as members of the Royal College of..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:36Published

Nurses picket outside Ulster Hospital at start of strike [Video]Nurses picket outside Ulster Hospital at start of strike

Picket lines have formed across Northern Ireland as nurses took unprecedented industrial action over pay. The action saw around 9,000 members of the Royal College of Nursing walk out this morning for..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:14Published

Nurses in Northern Ireland go on 12-hour strike [Video]Nurses in Northern Ireland go on 12-hour strike

Picket lines have formed across Northern Ireland as nurses took unprecedented industrial action over pay.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published

Nationalists win big in Northern Ireland, prompting calls for border poll [Video]Nationalists win big in Northern Ireland, prompting calls for border poll

Nationalists win big in Northern Ireland, prompting calls for border poll

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:29Published

Talks begin to end political stalemate in NIreland [Video]Talks begin to end political stalemate in NIreland

British Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith said it was time to restore power-sharing at Stormont, the Northern Irish Assembly. DUP leader Arlene Foster, Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald also..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published

 

Good Friday Agreement architect Seamus Mallon dies at 83

Former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Seamus Mallon, one of the architects of the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement, died on Friday aged 83, drawing tributes from across a political divide he..
Reuters - Published

Seamus Mallon death: Former Northern Ireland deputy first minister and architect of Good Friday agreement dies

Former SDLP leader described as 'force of nature' and 'Irish patriot' after passing away aged 83
Independent - Published

Irish court approves extradition over Vietnamese truck deaths

An Irish court on Friday approved the extradition of one of the two Northern Irish men charged with manslaughter over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in the back of a truck near London last..
Reuters - Published

Britain to commit two billion pounds to new Northern Irish government

The British government said on Wednesday it will provide 2 billion pounds ($2.6 billion) to support the newly restored Northern Ireland government to end the nurses’ pay dispute, transform public..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: NI deadline is 'almost impossible' to meet

brexit: ni deadline is 'almost impossible' to meet
At the end of the transition period, Northern Ireland will continue to follow EU rules on agricultural and manufactured goods, while the rest of the UK will not. Additionally, the whole of the UK will..
WorldNews - Published

UK PM Johnson visits Northern Ireland to meet new executive, Irish PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Northern Ireland on Monday to mark the restoration of the British province's devolved executive after three years and to hold talks with Irish counterpart Leo..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson to meet Northern Ireland leaders in Belfast after powersharing deal

Agreement led to restoration of Stormont executive after three years
Independent - Published

British PM Johnson hails 'momentous' restoration of Northern Ireland institutions

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday praised Northern Ireland's political parties for reaching a "fair and balanced deal" after three years of deadlock and said the restoration of the..
Reuters - Published

‘Cautious optimism’: Northern Ireland’s government restored after 3-year deadlock

Northern Ireland's government reopened for the first time in three years on Saturday after rival parties rallied around a new power-sharing deal aimed at helping the province face the challenges of..
France 24 - Published

Northern Ireland's politicians return to work after three-year standoff

Northern Ireland's main political parties sat down together in Belfast on Saturday to form a power-sharing government and end a three-year standoff that threatened a key part of the province's 1998..
Reuters - Published

N Ireland parties re-enter devolved government

Arlene Foster and Michelle O'Neill appointed first and deputy first ministers of Northern Ireland.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Northern Ireland to get devolved government back after three-year gap

The main Irish nationalist and pro-British unionist parties in Northern Ireland agreed to return to a power-sharing government on Friday after a three-year hiatus, ending a standoff that had threatened..
Reuters - Published

Sinn Fein backs powersharing deal which returns Northern Ireland government

Sinn Fein has given its backing to a powersharing deal to allow the restoration of devolved government in Northern Ireland after three years.
Independent - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Northern Ireland parties agree power-sharing deal

Northern Ireland has been been without devolved government for three years after DUP/Sinn Féin row.
BBC News - Published

Deadline is now for Northern Irish parties to accept deal to restore government, says UK

Parties in Northern Ireland should come together and accept a balanced deal to restore devolved government to the province, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday, warning that the..
Reuters - Published

Northern Ireland's DUP backs deal to restore devolved government

Northern Ireland's largest pro-British party, the Democratic Unionist Party, said it believed the draft deal published by the British and Irish governments on Thursday provided a basis upon which the..
Reuters - Published

Governments publish draft powersharing deal in bid to restore devolved government in Northern Ireland

House speaker asked to recall assembly, without DUP or Sinn Fein having agreed to proposals
Independent - Published

Northern Ireland publishes draft deal to re-establish government, DUP backs it

A draft deal to revive Northern Ireland's defunct government was published on Thursday, three years to the day since the province's executive collapsed in acrimony.
France 24 - Published

Sinn Fein to consider draft Northern Ireland political deal on Friday

Northern Ireland's largest Irish nationalist party, Sinn Fein, will meet on Friday to assess a draft deal to restore devolved government that its prospective partners in a new power-sharing arrangement..
Reuters - Published

Northern Ireland political talks at advanced stage, Irish PM says

Talks between Irish nationalists and pro-British unionists in Northern Ireland to restore devolved government there are reaching an "advanced stage", Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Ireland's Varadkar says Boris Johnson's NI bridge idea should be treated seriously - but UK must pay for it

'All messing aside, I do think at the very least a high-level engineering assessment should be done as to whether it is a viable proposal'
Independent - Published

Irish PM refuses to rule out bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland

irish pm refuses to rule out bridge between northern ireland and scotland
Irish PM Leo Varadkar has refused to rule out Boris Johnson’s bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland (Picture: Getty) The Irish Prime Minister has refused to rule out building a bridge between..
WorldNews - Published

How to disagree well: Two close friends who have reason to hate each other

Fiona was brought up in a nationalist family in Northern Ireland. Lee was a British soldier there. Now they are close friends.
BBC News - Published

Explainer: A fractured kingdom - Scotland's paths to independence

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's promise to take Britain out of the European Union next month could jeopardize a much older union: the United Kingdom which binds together England, Scotland, Wales and..
Reuters - Published

To Brexit backdrop, Northern Ireland parties try to restore devolved government

Irish nationalists and pro-British unionists in Northern Ireland began talks on Monday to restore devolved government to the province at a time when the United Kingdom's imminent departure from the..
Reuters - Published

Stormont talks: Parties meet Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith in fresh bid to restore power-sharing

stormont talks: parties meet northern ireland secretary julian smith in fresh bid to restore power-sharing
The leaders of Northern Ireland's political parties are meeting with the Secretary of State for talks aimed at restoring power-sharing. Almost three years on from the fall of Stormont, the latest round..
WorldNews - Published

Battle against Brexit has not ended and Johnson's plans could still 'implode', says Ed Davey

Prime minister's willingness to alienate Scotland and Northern Ireland has made Lib Dems the party of the Union, says interim leader
Independent - Published

UK's Johnson and Varadkar vow to help restore N.Irish government

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Ireland's Leo Varadkar vowed to work together to restore the power sharing government in Northern Ireland on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Ruling on Irish extradition over UK truck deaths set for Jan 24

Ireland's High Court will decide on Jan. 24 whether to approve the extradition of a Northern Irish man to Britain to face charges of manslaughter over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in the..
Reuters - Published

Speedy Brexit is on the agenda after big election win by Boris Johnson’s Conservatives

speedy brexit is on the agenda after big election win by boris johnson’s conservatives
LONDON — Exulting in his party’s sweeping election victory, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed Friday to swiftly steer the country out of the European Union — a move his vanquished foes..
WorldNews - Published

Election results: DUP suffers bruising night as nationalists and republicans gain upper hand in Northern Ireland

Most people want to stay in UK, says Foster as she insists she'll keep her job
Independent - Published

In a first, Irish nationalists overtake unionists at UK election

Northern Ireland elected more Irish nationalists to Britain's parliament than pro-British unionists for the first time on Friday, after the largest nationalist party Sinn Fein narrowly won the final of..
Reuters - Published

UK vote gives Irish nationalists hope for historic gains

Democratic Unionist Party deputy leader Nigel Dodds lost his seat in the British parliament on Friday, increasing the chances of Northern Ireland electing more Irish nationalists than pro-British..
Reuters - Published

Polling begins in Britain that will decide future of Brexit

polling begins in britain that will decide future of brexit
London: Britain went to the polls on Thursday to determine the immediate future of Brexit, in a vote described as the most important in a generation. More than 4,000 polling venues across England,..
WorldNews - Published

Boris Johnson misleading public over impact of his 'unlawful' Brexit deal, trade experts warn

Tariffs would be charged on 75 per cent of Northern Irish imports, says study - which also finds that would break the law
Independent - Published

General election 2019: Boris Johnson's Brexit plan 'presents major challenge'

A leaked government document says customs plans for Northern Ireland may not be ready in time.
BBC News - Published

Long on waits, short on funds: UK's National Health Service faces challenges in Northern Ireland

According to opinion polls, the most important issue after Brexit in this Thursday’s UK general election is the National Health Service. In Northern Ireland, where the NHS is described by experts as..
France 24 - Published

Boris Johnson is playing with fire in Northern Ireland

boris johnson is playing with fire in northern ireland
Belfast, Northern Ireland (CNN)Northern Ireland is once again at an intersection. The current general election campaign has led to unprecedented political alliances which could -- by default or design..
WorldNews - Published

General election: Boris Johnson admits there will be Brexit customs checks

general election: boris johnson admits there will be brexit customs checks
Boris Johnson has admitted there will be some customs checks for goods after Brexit if they are destined for the Republic of Ireland. Speaking on Sunday, the prime minister also contradicted claims..
WorldNews - Published

UK's Labour leader says leaked report exposes PM Johnson's Brexit claims

Britain's opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has unveiled a leaked government document which shows the damaging impact of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal on Northern Ireland's economy,..
Reuters - Published

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