Northern Ireland

Part of the United Kingdom situated on the island of Ireland

Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom that is variously described as a country, province, territory or region. 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 population and about 3% of the UK's population. The Northern Ireland Assembly, established by the Northern Ireland Act 1998, 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.

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Sinn Fein is to become the first nationalist party to take control of the Northern Ireland Assembly in its 101-year history.
Credit: Sky News - Published 1 week ago

Sinn Fein has become the first nationalist party to win the most seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly in its 101-year history.
1 week ago • Sky News

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