Can you be Irish in Northern Ireland?
As stated in the Belfast Agreement(external link opens in a new window / tab) , also known as the Good Friday Agreement, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Ireland recognise the birthright of all the people of Northern Ireland to identify themselves and be …
Why did Southern Ireland leave the UK?
In 1922, after the Irish War of Independence most of Ireland seceded from the United Kingdom to become the independent Irish Free State but under the Anglo-Irish Treaty the six northeastern counties, known as Northern Ireland, remained within the United Kingdom, creating the partition of Ireland.
Are the British still in Ireland?
British rule in Ireland began with the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland in 1169. Northern Ireland still remains part of the United Kingdom as a constituent country. …
Are you British if born in Northern Ireland?
Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom and the British Nationality Act 1981 generally considers that a person born in the UK will be a British citizen by birth if one of their parents was either a British citizen or settled in the UK at the time of birth.
Does Northern Ireland automatically become part of the Republic of Ireland?
If Northern Ireland were ever to become independent from The UK, there is no certain necessity or foregone conclusion that NI would automatically become a new part of the Republic of Ireland. Northern Ireland has never been a part of the Republic of Ireland (which, like the UK is celebrating its 100th birthday within a few years).
Why doesn’t the Republic of Ireland want to trade with Northern Ireland?
Because the people of Northern Ireland are not cattle to be traded. The majority in Northern Ireland wish to remain part of the UK. And it is quite possible that the Republic would refuse NI if offered it, because they don’t want an aggressive liability.
Should Northern Ireland return to the United Kingdom?
The UK is a democracy so has promised to do whatever the people of Northern Ireland want, which at present is remain in the UK. Second, Northern Ireland has never been part of the Republic of Ireland so there is no previous historical state to return to.
Can the people of Northern Ireland do this?
The people of Northern Ireland absolutely can do this. Nobody (and certainly not the rUK) is standing in their way. Those in the North who want to see this happen can’t do it because they are a minority in Northern Ireland. Democracies suck for minorities sometimes.