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Today is the 100th anniversary of the creation of Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland was created on 3 May 1921 when the Government of Ireland Act came into effect and partitioned the island of Ireland into two separate entities.

The effect of the Government of Ireland Act split the 32 counties of Ireland into two, leaving Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermanagh and Tyrone to form Northern Ireland. Centenary commemorations have been affected by Covid-19 restrictions.

The government’s plans to mark the centenary of the state’s foundation include a major business showcase in London, a £1 million (€1.15 million) Shared History Fund, a futuristic programme for young people, tree-planting projects, academic and historic events and an international church service for all denominations.


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