A division of the United Kingdom in the northeast section of the island of Ireland. It was colonized by the British in the 1600s and remained in the United Kingdom after the establishment of the independent Republic of Ireland. Civil strife between the Protestant majority and Catholic minority of Northern Ireland erupted frequently from the late 1960s until the signing of a power-sharing agreement (1998). Belfast is the capital and the largest city.
(place) Division of the United Kingdom, in the NE part of the island of Ireland: 5,452 sq mi (14,121 sq km); cap. Belfast.
A province of the United Kingdom, situated in the northeastern part of the island of Ireland.
Northern-ireland Sentence Examples
In 1942 he was appointed first regional commissioner of the Northern Ireland Air Training Corps.
Fred thinks orange roughy is a hoodlum from Northern Ireland!
There must be broader regional tax advantages to stimulate development in Northern Ireland.
When civil rights agitation broke out in Northern Ireland I wanted to come home.
There are currently only 26.5 whole time equivalent consultant allergists in England, and none in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.