Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland, variously described as a country, province or region. 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".
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has visited a closure-threatened shipyard in Belfast. He claimed Boris Johnson had failed the workers in his first real test as Prime Minister. Mr McDonnell said he was..
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The Belfast shipyard famous for building the Titanic is set to go into administration later. Harland and Wolff, one of Northern Ireland’s most historic brands, is facing closure after its trouble-hit..
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Britain is ramping up preparations for a no-deal Brexit by preparing to spend an extra $2.6 billion to make sure the country is ready to leave the European Union with or without a divorce deal at the..
Boris Johnson could legislate for Northern Ireland to be placed under direct rule from Westminster if the Stormont Assembly is not up and running at the time of Brexit. We take a look at why Northern..
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he intends to be completely impartial when discussing Brexit with Northern Ireland's political parties during a meeting in Belfast. Brexit has been a contentious issue..
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The UK is "turbo-charging" its preparations for a no-deal Brexit, the UK's foreign secretary said on Monday - something that many investors fear would disrupt the global economy and send Britain into..
Northern Ireland's police force does not have sufficient resources to effectively control the border with the Republic of Ireland if checkpoints are reinstated in the event of a no-deal Brexit, its.. Reuters - Published
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was confident he could renegotiate Britain's exit from the European Union if the bloc lifted its requirement for a "backstop" to ensure free movement across.. Reuters - Published
Peace in Northern Ireland and the integrity of the EU single market are non-negotiable for the EU, Germany's Minister for European Affairs Michael Roth said hours before British Prime Minister Boris.. Reuters - Published
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday the EU would think about practical solutions regarding the post-Brexit border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, but not by revisiting.. Reuters - Published
The deputy leader of the Northern Irish party that props up the British government on Tuesday called on Dublin and Brussels to engage with Britain on finding an alternative to the "backstop". Reuters - Published
The head of the Northern Ireland party that is propping up British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government said on Wednesday she believed a deal can be done between Britain and the European Union on.. Reuters - Published
Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson held talks in Northern Ireland on Wednesday in a bid to untangle an impasse over the Irish border "backstop" that has scuppered all efforts to secure an.. Reuters - Published
A senior lawmaker in the Northern Irish party that props up British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government on Wednesday said setting a time limit on the "backstop" clause in Britain's Withdrawal.. Reuters - Published
A disorderly Brexit would be disastrous for the Irish economy, the head of Northern Ireland's largest nationalist party warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday at a meeting with Britain's new.. Reuters - Published
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday his priority was to try to restore the power-sharing government in Northern Ireland on a visit when he will meet local parties. Reuters - Published
The chances of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal are significant, a lawmaker from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party said on Wednesday, signaling its support for Prime.. Reuters - Published
Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be confronted by the most intractable riddle of Brexit on Wednesday when he visits Northern Ireland on a nationwide tour to sell his plan to pull Britain.. Reuters - Published
If Britain leaves the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31, the question of planning for a future unification of Ireland and British-ruled Northern Ireland will inevitably arise, Irish Prime.. Reuters - Published
Britain's new Northern Ireland minister Julian Smith said his country's government was not on a collision course with the European Union, after Ireland's foreign minister criticized Prime Minister.. Reuters - Published
Britain's new prime minister, Boris Johnson, told European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday that the so-called Northern Irish backstop must be abolished to avoid a no-deal Brexit, a.. Reuters - Published
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the Irish backstop, an insurance policy designed to prevent the return of a hard border between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland, must be abolished to.. Reuters - Published
The head of the Northern Ireland party that will prop up Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new British government said his appointment was a "fresh start" and called on London, Brussels and Dublin to.. Reuters - Published
Measures to try to force the government to report every two weeks on talks to restore the Northern Irish executive would be counterproductive to those negotiations, a spokesman for British Prime.. Reuters - Published
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday he was willing to listen to alternative proposals from the next British prime minister on keeping Northern Ireland's border open after Brexit and.. Reuters - Published
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday he was willing to listen to alternative proposals from the next British prime minsiter on keeping Northern Ireland's border open after Brexit. Reuters - Published