1995, arguing that in the conditions applicable to the incident, they had legitimately believed their lives to be in peril. The soldiers were released from Maghaberry Prison on 2
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. Since moving away from performing in the early 1990s, he has performed various roles supporting the UK's commercial music industry, winning several awards and honors for his work in that area. The Undertones (1976-1983) Sharkey, who was born in Derry, Northern Ireland was a co-founder of The Undertones at their inception in 1976. Undertones biography - Yahoo! Music In the 1970s they played in many
. Recording history Recorded on November 20 and 21, 1998, at Whitla Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 1977, Morrison had discussed recording an album of skiffle music with Dr. John, "because I started off in a skiffle group and there must be millions of other musicians who also began their careers playing that kind of music..." In preparation for this recording, he went to see Donegan perform and invited him to dinner and after a second meeting they arranged to record the sessions live. Heylin, Can You Feel the Silence, p. 480 Dr. John, who was playing in concert in the city's Ulster Hall the same evening, arrived toward the end of the recording to play piano on the final few tracks. '''''You Win Again''''' is the twenty-eighth album by Northern Irish (Northern Ireland) singer-songwriter Van Morrison, and Linda Gail Lewis, released in 2000 (see 2000 in music). The album was recorded at The Wool Hall, Bath (Bath, Somerset), England. '''''What's Wrong with this Picture?''''' is the thirtieth album by Northern Irish (Northern Ireland) singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released on October 21 2003 (see 2003 in music). Following the conclusion of the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations between representatives of the British Government and de Valera's republican government in December 1921 and the narrow approval of the Treaty (Anglo-Irish Treaty Dáil vote) by Dáil Éireann (Dáil Éireann (Irish Republic)), a state called the Irish Free State was established. Northern Ireland (a six county region set up under the British Government of Ireland Act 1920) opted out, as the Treaty allowed. WikiPedia:Northern Ireland Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom Northern Ireland commons:Northern Ireland
Americans''' are citizens of the United States whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland). The term is seldom used by people to refer to themselves (1,172,050 chose it in the 2009 American Community Survey) and is used primarily as a demographic or historical research term. In the modern age, it can refer to British people who live and work in the United States (some of whom become American citizens), and Americans who do the same in the United Kingdom (Americans in the United Kingdom). thumb A QCS sentry (SAC "Lozza" Lawrence) relieves a Coldstream Guards (Image:Towersentries.JPG) sentry at the Tower of London No 63 Squadron was formed as a light anti-aircraft squadron in 1943, a role it served in for the duration of the Second World War. In 1946, while serving in Berlin, the squadron's role was changed, becoming a field squadron. It remained in this role until 1972, when it was planned to become the first RAF Regiment squadron to be equipped with the Rapier SAM (Rapier missile), returning to the air defence role. Two unexpected tours in Northern Ireland meant that it was 1974 before the squadron converted. Following this, it was deployed in RAF Germany until 1992, when, with the gradual withdrawal of the RAF from Europe, the squadron was disbanded. Conservation status Since the 1940s, populations of Great Crested Newts have declined in most of Europe due to loss of habitat. Cheshire region Biodiversity Partnership: Species Action Plans: Great Crested Newt. Retrieved 2009-04-14 In England, Wales and Scotland, it is a protected species under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, and under equivalent legislation in Northern Ireland. It is also a European Protected Species and as such it has additional protection in the UK under Regulation 39 of the Conservation (Natural Habitats etc.) Regulations 1994 (the Habitats Regulations), as amended by the Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) (Amendment) Regulations 2007. It is an offence to: thumb right upright A fireworks display on 5 November 2010 (File:Spectators watching fireworks display from Flickr user KSDigital.jpg) Historians have often suggested that Guy Fawkes Day served as a Protestant replacement for the ancient Celtic (Celts) and Nordic (Nordic countries) festivals of Samhain, pagan events that the church absorbed and transformed into All Hallow's Eve and All Souls' Day. In ''The Golden Bough'', the Scottish anthropologist James George Frazer suggested that Guy Fawkes Day exemplifies "the recrudescence of old customs in modern shapes". David Underdown, writing in his 1987 work ''Revel, Riot, and Rebellion'', viewed Gunpowder Treason Day as a replacement for Hallowe'en: "just as the early church had taken over many of the pagan feasts, so did Protestants acquire their own rituals, adapting older forms or providing substitutes for them". WikiPedia:Northern Ireland Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom Northern Ireland commons:Northern Ireland
unusual and distinctive volcanic stone formations. The name comes from the local Legend of Fionn McCool, as it was said that the rocks were once part of a bridge (or causeway) which ended in similar rocks directly across the sea, in Scotland, but the connecting rocks were torn down by Benandonner when Fionn's wife tricked him into believing that Fionn was huge. It is an interesting site to see but come prepared for a long and intense walk. (Best to wear waterproof clothing and strong footwear
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needed date January 2009 . Simmons served as the editor for 17 of the first 19 issues; he then passed control of the magazine onto a series of younger editors. The Honest Ulsterman published a series of more than 30 poetry chapbooks, including the first collections of work by Paul Muldoon ("Knowing My Place"), Michael Foley ("The Acne and the Ecstasy"), and Michael Stephens ("Blues for Chocolate Doherty"). Members of the Belfast Group frequently published in The Honest Ulsterman. At Easter 1942 the government of Northern Ireland had banned all parades to commemorate the anniversary of the Easter Rising. An IRA unit of six men and two women staged a diversionary action against the RUC to allow three parades to take place in West Belfast, but in this clash an RUC officer was killed and the six IRA men were captured. The RUC officer, Constable Patrick Murphy, a father of nine children, from the Falls Road (Falls Road (Belfast)), was one of a minority of Roman Catholics serving in the RUC. WikiPedia:Northern Ireland Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom Northern Ireland commons:Northern Ireland
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elements of sovereignty. In unitary states, an "administrative centre" or other similar term is typically used for such locations besides the national capital city (list of national capitals by population). For example, the seat of government in a state of the United States is usually called its "capital", but the main city in a region of the United Kingdom is usually not called such, even though in Ireland, a county's main town is usually called its "
leader_title4 Prime Minister (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom) leader_name4 David Cameron leader_title5 Secretary of State (Secretary of State for Northern Ireland) leader_name5 Theresa Villiers sovereignty_type Devolution (History of Northern Ireland) established_event1 established_date1 3 May 1921 established_event2 established_date2 18 July 1973 established_event3 established_date3 17 July 1974 established_event4 established_date4 19 November 1998 legislature Northern Ireland Assembly area_rank area_magnitude 1 E10 area_km2 13,843 area_sq_mi 5,345 percent_water population_estimate 1,841,245 NISRA Population Clock population_estimate_rank population_estimate_year 2014 population_census 1,810,863 population_census_year 2011 population_density_km2 131 population_density_sq_mi 339 population_density_rank GDP_PPP_year 2011 GDP_PPP $45.22 billion GDP_PPP_per_capita $25197 GDP_nominal_year 2011 GDP_nominal $48.36 billion GDP_nominal_per_capita $25859 GDP_nominal_rank currency Pound sterling currency_code GBP country_code UKN time_zone GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) date_format dd mm yyyy (AD (Anno Domini)) drives_on left utc_offset ​ time_zone_DST BST (British Summer Time) utc_offset_DST +1 calling_code +44 (Telephone numbers in the United Kingdom) footnote_a Northern Ireland has no official language. The use of English has been established through precedent. Irish and Ulster Scots are officially recognised by the British Government as minority languages. footnote_b +44 is always followed by 28 when calling landlines. The code is 028 within the UK and 048 from the Republic of Ireland
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Northern Ireland was created in 1921, when Ireland was partitioned (Partition of Ireland) between Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland by an act (Government of Ireland Act 1920) of the British parliament. Unlike Southern Ireland, which would become the Irish Free State in 1922, the majority of Northern Ireland's population were unionists (Unionism in Ireland) or loyalists (Ulster loyalism), who wanted to remain within the United Kingdom. Historically, Northern Ireland was marked by discrimination and hostility between these two communities in what Nobel Peace Prize-winner David Trimble called a "cold house" for Catholics. In the late 1960s, conflict between the two communities, and involving state forces, erupted into three decades of violence known as the Troubles, which claimed over 3,000 lives and caused over 50,000 casualties. Security and defense-related statistics. Conflict Archive on the Internet (CAIN) (Conflict Archive on the Internet) The Good Friday Agreement in 1998 was a major step in the peace process (Northern Ireland peace process) although sectarianism and religious segregation still remain major social problems.
Northern Ireland has historically been the most industrialised region of the island. After declining as a result of the political and social turmoil of the Troubles, and down by 1.2 percentage points over the year, Department of Enterprise, Trade, and Investment: Full Economic Overview, 15 October 2014 similar to the UK figure of 6.2%. The Guardian newspaper:UK unemployment rate falls to lowest level since 2008 financial crisis, 17 September 2014 58.2% of those unemployed had been unemployed for over a year.
Prominent artists and sports persons (Culture of Northern Ireland) from Northern Ireland include Van Morrison, Rory McIlroy, Joey Dunlop and George Best. Some from that part of the island prefer to identify as Irish (e.g., poet Seamus Heaney and actor Liam Neeson). Cultural links between Northern Ireland, the rest of Ireland, and the rest of the UK are complex, with Northern Ireland sharing both the culture of Ireland and the culture of the United Kingdom. In most sports, the island of Ireland fields a single team, a notable exception being association football. Northern Ireland competes separately (Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games) at the Commonwealth Games, and athletes from Northern Ireland may compete for either Great Britain (Great Britain at the Olympics) or Ireland (Ireland at the Olympics) at the Olympic Games.