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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Government Ireland Act, 1920
It is bounded by the republic of Ireland, the Irish Sea, the North Channel, and the...
Ireland is divided into two separate countries, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.Land and climateThe central area of Ireland is a...
Stormont A suburb of Belfast, seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly, and former seat of the parliament of NORTHERN IRELAND.
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 Election Resources on the Internet: Parliamentary Elections in Ireland - Elections to Dáil Éireann (House ...
In 1959 de Valera was elected President of Ireland, and Sean Lemass succeeded him as party leader and taoiseach (prime minister).
Reynolds subsequently formed a coalition government of Fianna Fáil and Labour, which collapsed in late 1994 over the appointment of the attorney general as president of the High Court.
Houses of the Oireachtas, Parliament of Ireland, in English and Irish
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 Government of Ireland Act 1920 - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
An Act to Provide for the Better Government of Ireland, more usually the Government of Ireland Act, 1920 (its official short title) was the second act passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom to provide for Irish home rule.
The speech, drafted by the government of David Lloyd George on recommendations from Jan Smuts, Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa, with the enthusiastic backing of the King, opened the door for formal contact between the British Government and the Republican administration of Eamon de Valera.
The act was repealed in the Northern Ireland Act 1998.
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 Government of Ireland Act 1920 - Definition, explanation
The Act, introduced by the government of David Lloyd George, divided Ireland into two territories, Southern Ireland and Northern Ireland, each intended to be self-governing except in areas specifically reserved to the Parliament of the United Kingdom: chief amongst these were matters relating to the Crown, to defence, foreign affairs, international trade, and currency.
"Southern Ireland" was to be all of Ireland except for "the parliamentary counties of Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone, and the parliamentary boroughs of Belfast and Londonderry" which were to constitute "Northern Ireland".
This partitioning of Ireland was an attempt by the British Government to reconcile the demand by Irish nationalists, on the one hand, for home rule and that by Irish unionists, on the other, that home rule not be conceded.
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 Northern Ireland* page
Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom at the request of the majority of its inhabitants.
The British government was believed to wish to restore a devolved government but could only do so with the support of the Irish Republic, which would require that Nationalists and Unionists form a coalition government to represent both sides.
An independent northern Ireland seems unlikely to be viable as, like Croatia or Bosnia, it might face a military threat from the IRA and their American supporters, especially in the two and a half counties which ought to have been transferred to the Republic in 1924.
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  CAIN: Government of Ireland Act, 1920
Extracts from the Government of Ireland Act, 23 December 1920
Representation of Northern Ireland in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.
For the purposes of this Act, Northern Ireland shall consist of the parliamentary counties of Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone, and the parliamentary boroughs of Belfast and Londonderry.
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  EZGeography - Northern Ireland
It covers 14,139 square kilometres (5,459 square miles) in the north-east of the island of Ireland, about a sixth of the total area of the island, and has a population of 1,685,000 (April 2001) — between a quarter and a third of the island's total population.
The all-island Kingdom of Ireland (1541-1801) was incorporated into the United Kingdom in 1801 under the terms of the Act of Union, under which the kingdoms of Ireland and Great Britain merged under a central parliament, government and monarchy based in London.
Therefore, after the First World War, Ireland was partitioned in 1921 under the terms of the Government of Ireland Act 1920 between six of the nine Ulster counties in the northeast (forming Northern Ieland) and the remaining twenty-six counties of the south and west (forming Southern Ireland and became the Irish Free State in 1922).
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Northern Ireland consists of six of the nine counties of the province of Ulster.
The population of Northern Ireland was estimated as being 1,710,300 on 30 June 2004.
The centrepiece of Northern Ireland's geography is Lough Neagh, at 151 square miles (392 km²) the largest freshwater lake both on the island of Ireland and in the British Isles, and the third largest lake in Western Europe.
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  Ireland
Northern Ireland, capital - Belfast, also referred to as the 'Six Counties' or 'Ulster' (the latter name is slightly confusing for outsiders as it is also the name of the historic province of Ulster which encompasses 3 counties in the Republic and 6 counties in Northern Ireland).
The major religions, the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of Ireland and the Presbyterian Church in Ireland[?], are organised on an all-island basis.
Ireland is a full member of the European Union since January 1, 1973.
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 Government of Ireland Act 1920
Northern Ireland as defined by the Act, amounting to six of the nine counties of Ulster, was seen as the maximum area within which Unionists could be expected to have a safe majority.
The Parliament of Northern Ireland was bicameral, consisting of a House of Commons with 52 seats, and an indirectly-elected Senate with 26 seats.
The Government of Ireland Act prescribed that elections to the House of Commons should be by single transferable vote (STV), though the Parliament was given power to alter the electoral system from three years after its first meeting.
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 Ireland - Wikinfo
Ireland is the third-largest island in Europe and the second largest of the British Isles.
Northern Ireland, capital - Belfast, also referred to as the 'Six Counties' or 'Ulster' (the latter name is slightly confusing for outsiders as it is also the name of the historic province of Ulster which encompasses 3 counties in the Republic and 6 counties in Northern Ireland).
The major religions, the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of Ireland and the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, are organised on an all-island basis.
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 Ireland's OWN: History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While the Terror in Ireland was at its height the British Cabinet passed the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, better known as the Partition Act.
Ireland, by these means, was converted into a British beef farm, and when by force of change and circumstances these means became outworn the good results were continued by setting religion against religion and then worker against worker.
Ireland would have taken her rightful place in the world, the place due to her by her natural advantages, the place due to her by the unique character of her people.
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 History of the Northern Ireland Parliament
The Parliament of Northern Ireland was established by the Government of Ireland Act 1920, a piece of legislation that was intended to establish a partition of Ireland and create two devolved Parliaments within the United Kingdom.
The Government of Ireland Act prescribed that elections to the House of Commons be by the single transferable vote, though the Parliament was given power to alter the electoral system from three years after its first meeting.
Because Northern Ireland is mostly rural, population movements were so small that these boundaries were used almost everywhere until the Parliament was dissolved in 1972; in 1968 the government abolished the four-member Queen’s University constituency and created four new constituencies in the outskirts of Belfast.
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 History of Northern Ireland
Ireland was partitioned in 1921 under the terms of the Government of Ireland Act 1920 between six of the nine Ulster counties in the northeast (forming Northern Ireland) and the remaining twenty-six counties of the south and west (forming the Irish Free State in 1922).
The conflict in Northern Ireland stems from a history of British rule, historical animosity between Catholics and Protestants, and the various armed and political attempts to unite Northern Ireland with the rest of the island.
The British and Irish Governments are engaged in ongoing efforts with the parties to restore the political process and restore devolved government.
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 National Statistics Online - Census 2001
The Census Act 1920 is the primary legislation which allows a Census to be taken.
The inclusion of the question on religion was subject to an amendment to the Census Act 1920.
In Great Britain, the Census Act 1920 as amended by the Census (Confidentiality) Act 1991, and provisions set out in the Census Regulations, lay down penalties for the unlawful disclosure of information from the Census by anyone involved in taking a census.
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 Government of Ireland Act, 1920 (Document) - Politics.ie Wiki
The Council may act notwithstanding a vacancy in their number, and the quorum of the Council shall be fifteen; subject as aforesaid, the Council may regulate their own procedure, including the delegation of powers to committees.
Provided that the Bill for a constituent Act shall not be introduced except upon a resolution passed at a previous meeting of the House in which the Bill is to be introduced.
The persons who are ministers of Northern Ireland for the time being shall be an executive committee of the Privy Council of Ireland (to be called the Executive Committee of Northern Ireland) to aid and advise the Lord Lieutenant in the exercise of his executive power in relation to Irish services in Northern Ireland.
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 CNN Specials - Northern Ireland
During the reign of James I (1603-25) large numbers of Protestants were settled in the north of Ireland, creating a Protestant majority in the region that exists to this day.
The Government of Ireland Act of 1920 recognised this de facto religious division by splitting the country into two separate political units, a predominantly Catholic south and a predominantly Protestant north.
It is this political division, compounding centuries of religious animosity, that lies at the heart of the Northern Ireland conflict.
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 Ireland at AllExperts
The GAA is organised on an all-Ireland basis with all 32 counties competing; traditionally, counties first compete within their province, in the provincial championships, and the winners then compete in the All-Ireland senior hurling or football championships.
Ireland's largest religious denomination is Roman Catholicism (about 70% for the entire island, and over 90% for the Republic), and most of the rest of the population adhere to one of the various Protestant denominations.
It is Ireland's high standard of living, high wage economy and EU membership that attract many migrants from the newest of the European Union countries: Ireland has had a significant number of Romanian immigrants since the 1990s.
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 Asquith on Ireland, 1920
With nothing but contempt for the policy of his former colleagues in government, he fairly accurately sketches the form of the eventual settlement which took another year to be reached.
The result was that Sinn Fein, which was on the down grade, which was losing election after election, raised its head, and a disappointed and, as they said, a befooled Irish people deserted the Constitutional party at the general election of December, 1918, and rallied round the flag of the Revolutionary party.
There was all the difference in the world between the atmosphere of Ireland in 1918 and its atmosphere when the Government tried to redeem their promise.
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 Northern Ireland
The all-island Kingdom of Ireland (1541-1801) was incorporated into the United Kingdom in 1801 under the terms of the Act of Union, under which the kingdoms of Ireland and Great Britain merged under a central parliament, government and monarchy based in London.
Therefore, after the First World War, Ireland was partitioned in 1921 under the terms of the Government of Ireland Act 1920 between six of the nine Ulster counties in the northeast (forming Northern Ireland) and the remaining twenty-six counties of the south and west (forming Southern Ireland and became the Irish Free State in 1922).
The Ireland Act 1949 gave the first legal guarantee to the Parliament and Government that Northern Ireland would not cease to be part of the United Kingdom without consent of the majority of its citizens, this was most recently reaffirmed by the Northern Ireland Act 1998.
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 Northern Ireland: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
Northern Ireland is composed of 26 districts, derived from the boroughs of Belfast and Londonderry and the counties of Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, and Tyrone.
Northern Ireland was an integral part of the United Kingdom, but under the terms of the Government of Ireland Act in 1920, it had a semiautonomous government.
The goal of the IRA was to eject the British and unify Northern Ireland with the Irish Republic to the south.
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 FREEDOM: The Conflict in Ireland
Until 1921, the island of Ireland was governed as a single political unit as a colony of Britain.
The Act made provision for the creation of two states in Ireland: the ``Irish Free State'' (later to become known as the Republic of Ireland), containing 26 of Ireland's 32 counties; and ``Northern Ireland'' containing the remalnlng six counties.
In the course of the 19th century, British oppression and famine caused the population of Ireland to be halved.
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 Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland is the official name of the region created by the Government of Ireland Act (1920).
Northern Ireland is often referred to as the 'Six Counties' by Nationalists, a term to which many Unionists take exception.
Therefore, the province is still subject to the direct rule of the Westminster (London) government and Prime Minister Tony Blair.
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 CAIN: Government of Ireland Act, 1920
the Parliament of Northern Ireland deals with any matter with respect to which that Parliament has power to make laws which is dealt with by any Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed after the appointed day['] and extending to the part of Ireland within its jurisdiction, the Act of....
(7) The seats of the Governments of Southern Ireland and Northern Ireland shall be at Dublin and Belfast, respectively, or such places as the Parliaments of Southern Ireland and Northern Ireland may respectively determine.
(2) The House of Commons of Northern Ireland shall consist of fifty-two members returned by the constituencies in Ireland named in Part II of the Fifth Schedule to this Act, and the number of members to be returned by each such constituency shall be the number mentioned in the second column of that Part.
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 Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom and covers 14,139 km² (5,459 sq miles) in the northeast part of the island of Ireland.
Northern Ireland was created by the Government of Ireland Act, 1920 and has had its own form of devolved government, The Northern Ireland Assembly.
Northern Ireland is in the Western European Time Zone, as is both the United Kingdom and Ireland.
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