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  1. 3 days ago · Belfast, city, district, and capital of Northern Ireland, located on the River Lagan, at its entrance to Belfast Lough (inlet of the sea). Belfast became a city by royal charter in 1888. After the passing of the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, it became the seat of the government of Northern Ireland.

  2. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. © NatesPics/Shutterstock.com. The island of Ireland comprises the Republic of Ireland, which is a sovereign country, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. The Republic of Ireland endured a hard-fought birth.

  3. Nov 12, 2021 · For 30 years, Northern Ireland was scarred by a period of deadly sectarian violence known as “the Troubles.”. This explosive era was fraught with car bombings, riots and revenge killings that ...

  4. The Northern Ireland Assembly (Irish: Tionól Thuaisceart Éireann; Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlan Assemblie), often referred to by the metonym Stormont, is the devolved legislature of Northern Ireland.It has power to legislate in a wide range of areas that are not explicitly reserved to the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and to appoint the Northern Ireland Executive.

  5. May 10, 2021 · University of Rochester historian Stewart Weaver explains the causes and consequences of the partition of Ireland in 1921. The year 2021 marks 100 years since the Government of the United Kingdom and Ireland divided the Emerald Isle into two self-governing political entitiesNorthern Ireland and Southern Ireland—under the Government of ...

  6. 5 days ago · The Troubles, violent conflict from about 1968 to 1998 in Northern Ireland between the overwhelmingly Protestant unionists (loyalists), who desired the province to remain part of the U.K., and the overwhelmingly Roman Catholic nationalists (republicans), who wanted Northern Ireland to become part of Ireland.

  7. 2 days ago · Northern Ireland's key general election battlegrounds. A summer UK general election may have been a surprise, but Northern Ireland's political parties have long been preparing for this campaign ...

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