Tell me about northern ireland
Reporting the Troubles: Journalists Tell Their Stories of the Northern Ireland Conflict by Deric HendersonThroughout the seventies, eighties and nineties, the events of the Troubles were headline news throughout the world. Reporting the Troubles brings together over sixty stories from the journalists who were on the ground. This remarkable, important book spans the thirty-year conflict, from the day in 1969 that the violence erupted on Duke Street in Derry, to the Good Friday Agreement and the Omagh bomb. Contributions include: Anne Cadwallader (BBC, RTE, Reuters) on the 1983 Maze breakout, Denis Murray (former BBC Ireland Correspondent) on one of the less-remembered deaths of the Troubles that has stayed with him, John Irvine (ITV News Senior International Correspondent) on covering ten funerals in one week, Paul Faith (Press Association) on taking the famous `Chuckle Brothers photograph of McGuinness and Paisley, Conor OClery (Irish Times) on Ian Paisley, Martin Bell (BBC) on working in Belfast, and staying at the Europa one of the many times it was bombed, Kate Adie (BBC) on a lesson learned from the Troubles, David McKittrick (BBC, Independent) on the peace line.
Why Ireland split into the Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland
How to Read Northern Irish Numberplates
Maybe a few kids on E hugging a couple of complete strangers, or some football hooligan thinking twice before stabbing someone else on the terraces. But to all intents and purposes the world remained the same. Besides, no one knew what it was they wanted to change anyway. Instead, the "peace" mantra slowly became an advertising strapline at the bottom of increasingly glossy flyers for increasingly expensive raves. Then it was replaced by corporate sponsorship logos - beer, spirits, jeans, even cigarettes.
By Bernd Biege. Ireland has two different systems of registration plates or number plates, and they are not compatible at all. Northern Ireland as a jurisdiction has clung onto an old-fashioned system, outdated elsewhere in the United Kingdom. And while reading an Irish number plate might be relatively easy, even intuitive, the same cannot be said about the wheeled brethren in the North. The reason being that Northern Ireland has a different system.
Established by the Northern Ireland Act 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". Unlike Southern Ireland , which would become the Irish Free State in , the majority of Northern Ireland's population were unionists , who wanted to remain within the United Kingdom. However, a significant minority, mostly Catholics , were nationalists who wanted a united Ireland independent of British rule. For most of the 20th century, when it came into existence, Northern Ireland was marked by discrimination and hostility between these two sides in what First Minister of Northern Ireland , David Trimble , called a "cold house" for Catholics. In the late s, conflict between state forces and chiefly Protestant unionists on the one hand, and chiefly Catholic nationalists on the other, erupted into three decades of violence known as the Troubles , which claimed over 3, lives and caused over 50, casualties. Northern Ireland has historically been the most industrialised region of Ireland.
From Belfast Telegraph
Northern Ireland in the 1960s/1970s Documentary
Ballymena bus manufacturing company Wrightbus is set to enter administration on Wednesday. Tributes have been paid to a Co Tyrone father-of-two who passed away in Canada on Sunday. A Co Tyrone man allegedly tried to rape his pregnant ex-partner when she refused to The funeral has been held of the Ballymena pensioner thought to be Ireland's oldest Police will perform a road stop at the scene of the abduction of Quinn director Kevin Lunney on Tuesday evening.
Some forums can only be seen by registered members. I am wondering about Northern Ireland as a place to live. I was thinking it might be the best of both worlds, that of Ireland and the UK. I also wonder if there are still Catholic vs Protestant issues. Also, what about housing costs there vs the Republic of Ireland and England and the general quality of life? What are the best areas?. Thanks in advance for any responses.