Northern Ireland

Part of the United Kingdom

Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland that is variously described as a country, province or region. Northern Ireland shares an open border to the south and west with the Republic of Ireland. At the 2021 census, its population was 1,903,175, making up around 3% of the UK's population and 27% of the population on the island of Ireland. 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 UK Government. The government of Northern Ireland cooperates with the government of Ireland in several areas under the terms of the Belfast Agreement. The Republic of Ireland also has a consultative role on non-devolved governmental matters through the Britishโ€“Irish Governmental Conference (BIIG).

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Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris has said he won't be standing at the next general election but will keep campaigning for the Conservative Party.
Credit: Sky News - Published 10 hours ago

Northern Ireland super-featherweight Anthony Cacace pulled off a huge shock in Saudi Arabia by stopping Joe Cordina in the eighth round to win the IBF world..
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 11 hours ago

The former first minister of Northern Ireland Baroness Arlene Foster has defended her leadership of the territory during the pandemic.
Credit: Sky News - Published 4 days ago

Cliftonville midfielder Marissa Callaghan says that she led the decision to step down as Northern Ireland captain.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 4 days ago

Northern Ireland First Minister Michelle O'Neill has apologised for going to the funeral of a senior IRA member while COVID restrictions were in place.
Credit: Sky News - Published 5 days ago

After Marissa Callaghan steps away from her role as Northern Ireland captain, BBC Sport NI looks at who could take on the armband.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 5 days ago

A judge has ruled that provisions of the UK's Illegal Migration Act - which created powers to send asylum seekers to Rwanda - should be disapplied in Northern..
Credit: Sky News - Published 6 days ago

Two men and a women suffered a "terrifying ordeal" in Northern Ireland when armed men entered a home on Saturday night, police have said.
Credit: Sky News - Published 6 days ago

Northern Ireland's Josh McErlean says he "gave it everything" as he narrowly missed out on his first WRC2 victory in the World Rally Championship round in..
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

Watch, listen and follow coverage of the 2024 North West 200 international road races from the Triangle circuit on the north coast of Northern Ireland.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

Live coverage of the 2024 North West 200 international road races from the famous Triangle circuit on the north coast of Northern Ireland.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

Midfielder Marissa Callaghan steps away from her position as Northern Ireland's captain.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

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