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Life in Northern Ireland

Life in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland offers a first class environment for living as well as for doing business. There’s an excellent education system, a world class healthcare service and all manner of very affordable property. The country may be renowned for its work ethic, but it places equal emphasis on the friendliness of the people and the quality of life.

 

  • Living in Northern Ireland

    Living in Northern Ireland

    Northern Ireland offers a first class environment for living as well as for doing business. There’s an excellent education system, a world class healthcare service and all manner of very affordable property.
  • Culture

    Culture

    Northern Ireland has a thriving arts scene and a rich cultural heritage. Whatever your interest, be it music, art, literature, Christian heritage or mythology, there is sure to be a tour for you.
  • Geography

    Geography

    Northern Ireland is the smallest country in the United Kingdom, situated on the second largest island of the British Isles. It occupies one-sixth of the island it shares with the independent Republic of Ireland. Northern Ireland is composed of six of the twenty-nine counties of Ireland, covering about 5,452 square miles (14,120 square kilometers).
  • History

    History

    Northern Ireland became independent from the remainder of Ireland after years of fighting between Catholics and Protestants. Ireland was partitioned in 1921 under the terms of the Government of Ireland Act 1920 between six of the nine Ulster counties in the northeast (forming Northern Ireland) and the remaining twenty-six counties of the south and west (forming the Irish Free State in 1922).
  • Currency

    Currency

    The unit of currency is pounds sterling(British Pound).
  • Entertainment

    Entertainment

    Northern Ireland offers an unrivalled retail experience. Wherever you go, you are guaranteed to find a range of shops - with both low prices relative to other regions and service standards which are second to none.
  • Living & Study Costs

    Living & Study Costs

    In most cases the prices of goods included in the budgets were the same in Northern Ireland as in Great Britain, because most of the stores used to price goods in the main research had outlets in Northern Ireland.
  • Work for Students

    Work for Students

    If you're an international student you may not need permission to work here when you're studying.

 

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Last Updated: 30 November 2009
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