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Northern Ireland

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Northern Ireland (Irish: Tuaisceart Éireann [ˈt̪ˠu͜əʃkʲəɾˠt̪ˠ ˈeːɾʲən̪ˠ] (listen); Ulster-Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom that is variously described as a country, province, territory or region. Located in the northeast of the island of Ireland, Northern Ireland shares a border to the south and west with the Republic of Ireland. In 2011, its population was 1,810,863, constituting about 30% of the island's population and about 3% of the UK's population. The Northern Ireland Assembly (colloquially referred to as Stormont after its location), established by the Northern Ireland Act 1998, 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.

Attribution: Ryan McD

Northern Ireland community action[edit | edit source]

Sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

see also: Ireland, Biodiversity

Arts, sport and culture[edit | edit source]

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Drumlin Wind Energy Co-operative - Northern Ireland Community Energy

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Sustrans Northern Ireland

Environment quality[edit | edit source]

Northern Ireland Air Pollution

Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]

Back on the Map, project in Northern Ireland started by the Woodland Trust in order to create a record of ancient woodland. Ancient woods are many times scarcer in Northern Ireland than in the rest of the UK, yet are still (January 2007) being lost at an alarming rate.

News and comment[edit | edit source]

2016

6000 homes in Northern Ireland are getting free solar, Jun 22 [1]

2014

Going Under the Sea for Clean Energy, April 2 [2]

2013

Titanic Quarter cycle and walking route opens in Belfast, May 24 [3]


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Interwiki links[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Northern Ireland

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