Since 1973, Northern Ireland has been divided into twenty-six local government districts. Under the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 districts can have borough status either by adopting the charter of a pre-1973 municipal or county borough, or by applying for a charter granting the status.
Northern Ireland Local Government Districts with Borough status
|District||Year of charter|
|Ards||1927 (charter of Newtownards)|
|Armagh||Has no borough charter, but does have city status granted by letters patent in 1994|
|Belfast (City)||Charter reformed 1840. City status by letters patent of 1888.|
|Craigavon||1949 (charter of Lurgan)|
|Lisburn||1964. Granted city status by letters patent in 2002.|
|Londonderry (City)||Charter reformed 1840
City council renamed Derry 1984, name of city remains Londonderry
|North Down||1927 (charter of Bangor)|
1916 – 26 December 2004) was a physician and cardiologist from Northern Ireland who transformed emergency medicine and paramedic services with the invention of the portable ... Pantridge returned to Northern Ireland in 1950, and was appointed as cardiac consultant to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast and professor at Queen's University, where he remained until his retirement ... The City of Lisburn, Northern Ireland commissioned a statue of Pantridge, which stands outside the council's offices at the Lagan Valley Island centre ...
... in England, Wales and Scotland (but not in Northern Ireland) for murder for a period of five years, and substituted a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment it further provided that if, before ... The death penalty for murder was abolished in Northern Ireland on 25 July 1973 under the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1973 ...
... The BBC has a division called BBC Northern Ireland with headquarters in Belfast ... The ITV franchise in Northern Ireland is Ulster Television (UTV) ... The state-owned Channel 4 and the privately-owned Channel 5 also broadcast in Northern Ireland and access is also available to satellite and cable services ...
... Main articles IRA Abwehr World War II, Northern Campaign (IRA), and The Emergency During the Second World War, the IRA leadership hoped for support from Germany to ... He became ill and died on board a German U-boat which was bringing him back to Ireland in August that year along with Frank Ryan (See Operation Dove) ... Stephen Hayes, the acting Chief of Staff, prepared an invasion plan for Northern Ireland and sent it to German Intelligence in 1940, this plan was later called Plan Kathleen, but it was ...
... Ballymoney is Northern Ireland's fastest-growing town in terms of population ... it is one of the most central places in Northern Ireland, being one hour from Belfast and one hour from Derry ... The borough has the highest life expectancy of any area in Northern Ireland, with the average male life expectancy at birth being 79.0 years and 82.6 years for females ...
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“... in Northern Ireland, if you dont have basic Christianity, rather than merely religion, all you get out of the experience of living is bitterness.”
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“For generations, a wide range of shooting in Northern Ireland has provided all sections of the population with a pastime which ... has occupied a great deal of leisure time. Unlike many other countries, the outstanding characteristic of the sport has been that it was not confined to any one class.”
—Northern Irish Tourist Board. quoted in New Statesman (London, Aug. 29, 1969)