Are Northern Irish Irish or British?

Is Northern Ireland considered Irish or British?

The island of Ireland comprises the Republic of Ireland, which is a sovereign country, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom.

Are Northern Irish the same as Irish?

Northern Irish people is a demonym for all people born in Northern Ireland or people who are entitled to reside in Northern Ireland without any restriction on their period of residence. Most Northern Irish people either identify as Northern Irish, Irish or British, or a combination thereof.

Is Northern Ireland ethnically Irish?

Many people in Northern Ireland have a Northern Irish identity, whether in addition to a British or Irish identity or by itself. Most people in Northern Ireland are entitled to both British and Irish passports.

Are Northern Ireland citizens British?

People born in Northern Ireland are generally considered British citizens by birth under the British Nationality Act 1981. However, such individuals can choose to identify as Irish, British, or both, and have the right to hold both British and Irish citizenship.

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Is Belfast Irish or British?

Belfast

Belfast Scots: Bilfawst Irish: Béal Feirste
County Antrim
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BELFAST

Are Irish people British?

The Irish, who live in the Republic of Ireland, have their own descent that has nothing to do with the British. People who live in the Republic of Ireland are Irish people. However, those who live in Northern Ireland (the UK part of the island) might say they are the Irish, but ALSO British.

Who divided Ireland?

The partition of Ireland (Irish: críochdheighilt na hÉireann) was the process by which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland divided Ireland into two self-governing polities: Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland. It was enacted on 3 May 1921 under the Government of Ireland Act 1920.

Is Ireland still under British control?

Ireland became a republic in 1949 and Northern Ireland remains part of the United Kingdom.

What do you call someone from Belfast?

According to some websites, we’re called Belfastians, but frankly, no-one has ever used that word in public and we’ve never seen it on anything official. And let’s face it, it’s just not snappy to call people from Belfast, ‘people from Belfast’ all the time. We asked our esteemed 2009-10 Lord Mayor of Belfast, Cllr.

Are Northern Irish still Irish?

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 …

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Are Ulster people Irish?

The Ulster Scots (Ulster-Scots: Ulstèr-Scotch; Irish: Albanaigh Ultach), also called Ulster Scots people (Ulstèr-Scotch fowk) or (in North America) Scotch-Irish (Scotch-Airisch), are an ethnic group in Ireland, found mostly in the province of Ulster and to a lesser extent in the rest of Ireland.

Is Northern Ireland Protestant or Catholic?

Religion. Ireland has two main religious groups. The majority of Irish are Roman Catholic, and a smaller number are Protestant (mostly Anglicans and Presbyterians). However, there is a majority of Protestants in the northern province of Ulster.

Am I an Irish citizen if I was born in Northern Ireland?

If you were born in Ireland before 1 January 2005, you are an Irish citizen by birth. If you were born in Northern Ireland before 1 January 2005, you are entitled to claim Irish citizenship.

What nationality is someone born in Northern Ireland?

A person may be an Irish citizen through birth, descent, marriage to an Irish citizen or through naturalisation. The law grants citizenship to individuals born in Northern Ireland under the same conditions as those born in the Republic of Ireland.

Do Northern Irish have dual nationality?

“It is the birthright of all the people of Northern Ireland to identify themselves and be accepted as Irish or British, or both, as they may so choose, and accordingly [the two governments] confirm that their right to hold both British and Irish citizenship is accepted by both Governments and would not be affected by …