Dáil Éireann, the Irish parliament, voted by and supply the IRA in Northern Ireland. Over the course of three decades, violence on the streets of Northern Ireland was commonplace and spilled over into Great Britain, the Republic of Ireland and. The Republic of Ireland is not part of the United Kingdom; Along with Northern Ireland, the other countries of the UK are England, Scotland and. Morrow , Northern Ireland Politics , London: The House of Lords veto had been the unionists' main guarantee that Home Rule would not be enacted, because the majority of members of the House of Lords were unionists. Northern Ireland vs Republic of Ireland. Following the outbreak of The Troubles in , the movement split between Officials leftists and Provisionals traditionalists at the beginning of Retrieved 17 June Registered in England No. Wikipedia policy is to use Londonderry for the county and Derry for the city. The UK's submission to the United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names defines the UK as being made up of two countries England and Scotland , one principality Wales and one province Northern Ireland. In late July , the IRA announced that the armed conflict was over and that their weapons were to be put out of use. This is the question of what name to give to the various geographical entities. This page was last edited on 25 June , at Over 3, people were killed and thousands more injured. Prominent artists and sports persons from Northern Ireland include Van Morrison , Rory McIlroy , Joey Dunlop , Wayne McCullough and George Best. In Gaelic games , followed mainly by nationalists, the GAA county is " Derry ", but in sports followed mainly by unionists, clubs tend to avoid the use of "Londonderry" in favour of more precise locales Glendermott Cricket Club or neutral terms Foyle Hockey Club. The Official IRA were also initially drawn into an armed campaign by the escalating communal violence. Its leaders were transported to Van Diemen's Land. This was a turning point in Irish history, leading to the end of British rule in most of Ireland. The Irish Football Association IFA serves as the organising body for association football in Northern Ireland, with the Northern Ireland Football League NIFL responsible for the independent administration of the three divisions of national domestic football, as well as the Northern Ireland Football League Cup. By contrast, Ian Paisley's Democratic Unionist Party DUP viewed the whole process as unacceptable.