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Ireland Divided
The map, left, shows that Ireland is divided into two parts:

The Republic of Ireland in the South is an independent
country with its own government and Parliament in Dublin.

Northern Ireland is part of the United kingdom. It is ruled
by Parliament.


The troubles in
Northern Ireland…

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Catholic. Firm
nationalists are
known as
Republicans.

Both groups do not
trust each other.
Some are
determined to get
their own way
although most
people in Northern
Ireland do not
support violence, a
minority of Loyalists
and Republicans
have used murder to
show how strongly
they feel about the
future…

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The Religious
Divide in Northern
Ireland
COUNTY PROTESTANT

Antrim
Down
Armagh
Tyrone
Fermanagh
Londonderry


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