Northern Ireland [Північна Ірландія] – the smallest of the constituent countries of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, occupying the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and sharing a border with the Republic of Ireland.
The capital of Northern Ireland is Belfast.
The Northern Ireland Assembly, established in 1998, passes legislation in all matters relating to Northern Ireland apart from reserved matters in which the power to legislate is retained by the United Kingdom Parliament. (In 2017 the Assembly was suspended owing to disagreements between Northern Ireland’s main political parties.)
The country has its own legal system – Northern Ireland law.