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.
Northern Ireland's power-sharing devolved government has been revived after a three-year hiatus. David Hunter, news editor at Q Radio in Northern Ireland, explains why some elements of the new agreement may still prove controversial.
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Set-jetters are tourists who travel the world visiting the places where their favorite TV and movies were filmed. Their numbers are increasing, and countries seeking to reinvent themselves are trying to attract them. In Northern Ireland - known for decades of sectarian violence - set-jetters have boosted the country's economy. Joanna Kakissis reports from Belfast.
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A law change decriminalizing both abortion and same-sex marriage came into force in Northern Ireland on Tuesday, despite last-ditch attempts by church leaders and local politicians to halt the changes. Keith Walker speaks with David Hunter, news editor at Q Radio in Belfast, who explains why the moved had been approved by MPs in Westminster in July.