Northern Ireland


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Northern Ireland

A division of the United Kingdom in the northeast section of the island of Ireland. It was colonized by the British in the 1600s and remained in the United Kingdom after the establishment of the independent Republic of Ireland. Civil strife between the Protestant majority and Catholic minority of Northern Ireland erupted frequently from the late 1960s until the signing of a power-sharing agreement (1998). Belfast is the capital and the largest city.

Northern Ire′land·er n.

Northern Ireland

n
(Placename) that part of the United Kingdom occupying the NE part of Ireland: separated from the rest of Ireland, which became independent in law in 1920; remained part of the United Kingdom, with a separate Parliament (Stormont), inaugurated in 1921, and limited self-government; scene of severe conflict between Catholics and Protestants, including terrorist bombing from 1969; direct administration from Westminster from 1972; assembly and powersharing executive established in 1998–99 following the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, suspended in 2002, and reinstated 2007. Capital: Belfast. Pop: 1 810 863 (2011 est). Area: 14 121 sq km (5452 sq miles)

North′ern Ire′land


n.
a political division of the United Kingdom, in the NE part of Ireland. 1,594,400; 5452 sq. mi. (14,121 sq. km). Cap.: Belfast.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Northern Ireland - a division of the United Kingdom located on the northern part of the island of IrelandNorthern Ireland - a division of the United Kingdom located on the northern part of the island of Ireland
Loyalist Volunteer Force - a terrorist group formed in 1996 in Northern Ireland; seeks to prevent the peace process; murders Catholics and any Protestant leaders who favor peace
Association of Orangemen, Orange Order - a Protestant political organization in Northern Ireland
Orange Group, OV - a terrorist group of Protestants who oppose any political settlement with Irish nationalists; a paramilitary group that attacks Catholic interests in Northern Ireland
Red Hand Defenders, RHD - a paramilitary group of Protestants in Northern Ireland that tries to prevent any political settlement with the Irish Republic; attacks interests of Catholic civilians in Northern Ireland; responsible for arson and bombing and murder
UDA, Ulster Defence Association - the major Protestant paramilitary group in Northern Ireland; responsible for bombing the homes of Catholics and for criminal racketeering and selling drugs
Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland - an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Bangor - a town in southeastern Northern Ireland
Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland - capital and largest city of Northern Ireland; the center of Protestantism in Northern Ireland
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Translations
Severní Irsko
Nordirland
Pohjois-Irlanti
Sjeverna Irska
北アイルランド
북아일랜드
Nordirland
ประเทศไอร์แลนด์เหนือ
Bắc Ireland

Northern Ireland

nIrlande f du Nord
in Northern Ireland → en Irlande du Nord
to Northern Ireland → en Irlande du Nord
I'm from Northern Ireland → je viens d'Irlande du Nordnorthern lights npl
the northern lights → l'aurore f boréale

Northern Ireland

nNordirland nt

Northern Ireland

nIrlanda del Nord

Northern Ireland

أيّرْلَنْدَة الْشِّمَالِيَة Severní Irsko Nordirland Nordirland Βόρεια Ιρλανδία Irlanda del Norte Pohjois-Irlanti Irlande du Nord Sjeverna Irska Irlanda del Nord 北アイルランド 북아일랜드 Noord-Ierland Nord-Irland Irlandia Północna Irlanda do Norte Северная Ирландия Nordirland ประเทศไอร์แลนด์เหนือ Kuzey İrlanda Bắc Ireland 北爱尔兰
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Their antagonism hinges on issues that have been passed down for generations, ever since the British first opened Northern Ireland to Protestant settlers in the 17th century (see time line at right).
The president signed a measure lifting a ban on officers from Northern Ireland training with the FBI and other American police forces.
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After he passed on a message of condolence to the US Consul General in Belfast, Barbara Stevenson, Dr Reid said everyone in Northern Ireland had watched the events in New York and Washington unfold 'with disbelief and horror.
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The "Good Friday" peace accord, originally reached in April 1998, laid the groundwork for the British government transferring political power back to a locally elected government in Northern Ireland for the first time since 1972.
Supreme Court, was a special advisor to the president on Northern Ireland in December, 1995 when the White House relayed the request from the governments of Britain and Ireland asking him to chair a committee of three, including a retired Canadian general and a former prime minister of Finland, which rather strangely became known as "the international body.
The fact that Northern Ireland needs a de-politicised solution draws its strength from history.
Both were cited in Oslo by the Norwegian Nobel Committee for their work toward ending ``the national religious and social conflict in Northern Ireland that has cost over 3,500 people their lives.
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Much has been written about Northern Ireland over the years and many researchers have sought to assess the effects of the persistent violence on the population at large and on children and young people in particular.
Troubles or no troubles, Northern Ireland is increasingly being promoted as a place where international corporations can find cheap labor and a disciplined and docile work force.

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