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Part of the United Kingdom situated in the north-east of the island of Ireland, created 1921

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Northern Ireland: Part of the United Kingdom situated in the north-east of the island of Ireland, created 1921
Northern Ireland is variously described as a country, province, or region, which is part of the United Kingdom. Located in the northeast of the island of Ireland, Northern Ireland shares a border to the south and west with the Republic of Ireland. In 2011, its population was 1,810,863, constituting about 30% of the island's total population and about 3% of the UK's population. Established by the Northern Ireland Act 1998 as part of the Good Friday Agreement, the Northern Ireland Assembly holds responsibility for a range of devolved policy matters, while other areas are reserved for the British government. Northern Ireland co-operates with the Republic of Ireland in several areas, and the Agreement granted the Republic the ability to "put forward views and proposals" with "determined efforts to resolve disagreements between the two governments".

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100 travel agents face closure because of Covid-19 [Video]

100 travel agents face closure because of Covid-19

Some 100 high street travel agent shops face permanent closure, their industrybody in Northern Ireland warned. Commissions already earned on forwardbookings were repaid and staff still had to be paid..

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Kitten rescued from inside car engine in Ballymena [Video]

Kitten rescued from inside car engine in Ballymena

A kitten has been given a “clean bill of health” after being rescued frominside a car engine in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. The newly formed Ballymenabranch of charity Cats Protection was called..

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NI facing Covid ‘payback’ in January for Christmas relaxations [Video]

NI facing Covid ‘payback’ in January for Christmas relaxations

Northern Ireland will experience an “inevitable payback” in coronavirusinfections as a result of easing restrictions over Christmas, the chiefmedical officer has warned. Dr Michael McBride said any..

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What are the latest coronavirus restrictions across the UK? [Video]

What are the latest coronavirus restrictions across the UK?

Boris Johnson ordered England to stay at home in a second national lockdown,Scotland is in tiers, Wales is out of a firebreak and Northern Ireland isimposing new restrictions.

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Michelle O'Neill defends Northern Ireland lockdown measures [Video]

Michelle O'Neill defends Northern Ireland lockdown measures

Courtesy: Sinn Fein Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill defends newlockdown measures for Northern Ireland in the face of a furious backlash frombusinesses. The strict clampdown, which is close to..

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Hospital for recovering Covid patients to open in Northern Ireland [Video]

Hospital for recovering Covid patients to open in Northern Ireland

A hospital to rehabilitate recovering Covid-19 patients is due to open in CoAntrim on Friday. It is for those who are well enough to leave acute medicalservices but would benefit from care which cannot..

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Northern Ireland: Economic cost of lockdown mounts [Video]

Northern Ireland: Economic cost of lockdown mounts

Brexit used to the main concern, but now, saving the economy has become a priority.

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Covid restrictions extended for one week in Northern Ireland [Video]

Covid restrictions extended for one week in Northern Ireland

Covid-19 restrictions will be extended for one week in Northern Ireland,sources said. Some areas of the locked down hospitality sectors will partlyreopen next Friday. Covid-19 restrictions will be..

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What do Covid-19 restrictions mean for upcoming festivities? [Video]

What do Covid-19 restrictions mean for upcoming festivities?

Government ministers have warned that festivities including Christmas, BonfireNight and Diwali will not be “normal” this year – but it is unclear exactlywhat will be allowed. As the patchwork of..

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Brexit: Barnier staying is a good sign, says Northern Ireland Secretary [Video]

Brexit: Barnier staying is a good sign, says Northern Ireland Secretary

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has said a decision by EU chiefnegotiator Michel Barnier to stay on in London this week to continue talks ona post-Brexit trade deal is a “very good sign”...

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No U-turn on free school meals in the holidays, says Brandon Lewis [Video]

No U-turn on free school meals in the holidays, says Brandon Lewis

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis says there will not be a U-turn orchange of policy on providing free school meals in the holidays in England.

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Arrests made at Stormont coronavirus protest [Video]

Arrests made at Stormont coronavirus protest

Arrests have been made after more than 300 people gathered at Stormont todemonstrate against coronavirus regulations. It comes as Northern Ireland isfacing four weeks of tight restrictions on movement..

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Explained: The new Northern Ireland coronavirus restrictions [Video]

Explained: The new Northern Ireland coronavirus restrictions

Northern Ireland is to enter a period of intensified coronavirus restrictionsafter the Stormont Executive announced closures of schools, pubs andrestaurants. Pubs and restaurants will close for four..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:59Published
Stormont confirms ‘vitally important’ new coronavirus restrictions [Video]

Stormont confirms ‘vitally important’ new coronavirus restrictions

Northern Ireland is to enter a period of intensified coronavirus restrictionsafter the Stormont executive announced closures of schools, pubs andrestaurants. Pubs and restaurants will close for four..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:50Published
New coronavirus restrictions announced in Northern Ireland [Video]

New coronavirus restrictions announced in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is to enter a period of intensified coronavirus restrictions after the Stormont executive announced closures of schools, pubs and restaurants. Pubs and restaurants will close for four..

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