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.
British lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage and expanding access to abortion in Northern Ireland. The changes will only come into effect if a political impasse in Belfast remains.
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A poll by Irish broadcasters RTÉ/TG4 showed about two-thirds of Irish people would support a united Ireland. Some 3,000 people were asked whether they would vote for or against a united Ireland if a vote were held "tomorrow." Keith Walker speaks with David Hunter, news editor at Q Radio in Belfast, who starts by telling us more about the poll.
Against the backdrop of seemingly stymied talks in Brexit Britain, DW takes you to Northern Ireland to find out just how worried the locals of Derry are about a possible return of the Troubles in the event of a hard border. We also meet the English Shop owner in Berlin who is closing down because of Brexit after years of good business.
In Ireland, the upcoming European Parliament elections have failed to really capture the imagination. They're being held alongside a number of other polls — and that's led to some serious voter fatigue. For the candidates in these European polls, the big issue is Brexit. Sean Defoe reports from Dublin.
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There has been international condemnation this week after the murder of a journalist in Northern Ireland. Lyra McKee was reporting at a riot in the city of Londonderry, also known as Derry, when she was shot. The group known as the 'New IRA' says it was responsible for the 29 year-old's death. David Hunter reports from Belfast.