The smaller, northern segment of Ireland, the North Atlantic island. Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom. Site of decades of conflict between British loyalists and Irish republicans, it has calmed of late.
The capital city, Belfast, is also the seat of Northern Ireland's government. Politically, the country was dominated for decades by the violence known as "The Troubles," between predominantly Catholic Irish republicans and predominantly Protestant British loyalists. Since the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, a power-sharing system of government designed to guarantee legislative power to both sides of the argument, the fighting has broadly subsided. Some isolated incidents of violence continue, however. The Sinn Fein political party is the country's leading republican power, the Unionist Party stands for continued UK membership. This page collates recent DW content concerning Northern Ireland.
The EU's Michel Barnier and UK's David Davis have agreed to meet next week to start talks on Britain's departure from the bloc. Theresa May has still not sealed a deal for the DUP to support her minority government.
The UK's Brexit Minister David Davis has defended Prime Minister Theresa May after an electoral setback that cast doubt over prospects of a hard Brexit. May will Monday try and convice party MPs she should remain leader.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has failed in her bid to secure a resounding new mandate from British voters. In the general election her party won the most seats but not enough to give her an overall majority. She will now govern with the support of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party. As Stephen Beard reports from London, the Prime Minister has been severely weakened.
PM May has announced that she will focus on forming a government, though she did not say she would hold the reins for the next five years. She added that she was "sorry" for the Conservatives' losses in the election.
The Conservatives remain Parliament's biggest party but have to rely on support from the Democratic Unionist Party to stay in power. Prime Minister May said she will head a government to lead the UK through Brexit talks.
Farming is a big part of life in Northern Ireland. Around 48,000 people are employed in the sector and total gross output for agriculture last year reached more than 2 billion euros. But the industry is at risk. A loss of EU subsidies and the threat of a hard border with the Republic of Ireland has Northern Irish farmers concerned.