twenty-six counties

twenty-six counties

pl n
(Placename) the counties of the Republic of Ireland
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Texas produced its array of twenty-six counties; Florida replied that twelve counties were better than twenty-six in a country only one-sixth part of the size.
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.
According to its own website, eirigi wants to see "an end to the British occupation of the Six Counties" and the "dismantling of the unjust socio-economic system that currently exists in both the Six and Twenty-Six Counties".
The text in this new edition (the first edition was published in 1992) has been revised and updated and includes three new chapters dealing with the period 1960-2000, in the six and twenty-six counties which are every bit as provocative as the preceding chapters.
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.
It is true that there were important differences between the semi-military RIC and the Garda Siochana, but nevertheless the latter force, in its approach to training recruits and in its daily routines in the hundreds of barracks scattered throughout the twenty-six Counties, differed scarcely at all from the RIC.
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.