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".
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
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...
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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..
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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..
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..
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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..
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..
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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