twenty-six counties

twenty-six counties

pl n
(Placename) the counties of the Republic of Ireland
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After the partition of Ireland, when the twenty-six counties won self-governance, the southern clubs broke away and founded the Football Association of Ireland, which now governs the Republic of Ireland football team, and is based in Dublin.
Twenty-six counties and 146 cities quickly enacted local bans.
In the introduction to my Decline of the Big House in Ireland (2001) I defended the confinement of that study to the geographical area of the twenty-six counties by stating that because of the different socio-economic and political conditions which existed in the six north-eastern counties of Ulster as much before 1920 as after the passing of the Government of Ireland Act of that year, big houses in Northern Ireland required and deserved a separate treatment.
Further, Brown is careful to discern the unique relationship between Scotland, Ireland--distinguishing between the southern twenty-six counties and Ulster--and Westminster.
These men and women came not only from the six counties of Northern Ireland, but from the twenty-six counties of the South as well, which had become the Irish Free State after 1921.
kidnapped 40 unionists in Tyrone and Fermanagh on February 8 and brought them across the border to be held within the Twenty-Six Counties.
Go live in your glorious Catholic Irish Republic and produce your large families at the expense of the twenty-six counties and not Northern Ireland.
Ward devotes more than half of this book to an analysis of how responsible government has fared in the twenty-six counties since 1922.
Twenty-six counties segregated commercial and manufacturing property from other personal property for reporting purposes.
First of all the SDLP is representative ofthe Irish establishment and, like the Fianna Fall government in the twenty-six counties [the Republic of Ireland], have been continually denouncing the IRA and Sinn Fein and have been disguising their political attack on the armed struggle as a moral denouncration.
The Irish Free State, born in warfare and consisting of the remaining twenty-six counties, had to settle for less than the republican status its leaders desired.