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Northern Ireland is located in the north east of the island of Ireland, has a population of 1.8 million people and constitutionally is part of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1921 under the Government of Ireland Act and shares a border with the Republic of Ireland and also has formal arrangements with the Republic to share responsibility on a range of issues. The 1998 Belfast Agreement/Good Friday Agreement established the power sharing, government of Northern Ireland, known as the Executive and a Legislative Assembly of 108 members with the authority to make decisions on a range of sectors including, the economy, agriculture, education, infrastructure, health and culture. 

Historically Northern Ireland was one of the most industrialized regions in Europe but traditional industries such as ship building, heavy engineering declined and Northern Ireland has rebalanced its economy to more knowledge based sectors such IT, financial services, creative industries, agriculture and food. A key driver in re balancing the economy has been our focus on education where we have some of the best universities and colleges in Europe with strong international connections.

Known for its scenery, green landscapes and welcoming people, Northern Ireland is also a popular tourism destination where visitors can enjoy a variety of activities, sightseeing around castles, lakes and hills and the famous Giant’s Causeway, or enjoying the finest food and drink. Steeped in a rich history, a love of sport and culture from the UK and Ireland we have something for everyone to enjoy.

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NI Bureau Bulletin January 2018

2018-01-15

UK-China Regional Leaders Summit.

 

In December Northern Ireland hosted the 2017 UK-China Regional leaders Summit. This was the third leader...

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Good News June 2017

2017-07-13

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Belfast Harbour enjoys record pre-tax profits of £36m


Belfast Harbour has announced an unprecedented success this ye...

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