Wrong again.Nationality and citizenship. Northern Ireland is part of the UK. However, under the Belfast Agreement(external link opens in a new window / tab), also known as the Good Friday Agreement, people born in Northern Ireland can choose to be British citizens, Irish citizens or both.About Northern Ireland | nidirect
Yes I must admit I didnt know it until a few years back when I was speaking to someone from NI. They called themselves British and I said how could you be. They then explained to me the GFA part that states it.
The options we would normally give in a poll question about this issue, would be British, Irish, or Other.
However recently 'Northern Irish' has become a more popular definition as to how people consider their nationality. Not only that, but some people like to call themselves 'British and Northern Irish', and 'Irish and Northern Irish', though these terms are stretching it a bit.
However, we thought we would include all these options for our nationality poll question in our recent BIG60 online poll: 'What Nationality are you, or what national group do you consider yourself belonging to'? You may have seen in previous reviews of our NI-Wide BIG60 (i.e. 60 Hours) online poll that we received a whopping 2,642 responses, and after data auditing we considered 2,517 in terms of the final results and analysis.
So what nationality do NI people consider themselves to be - here are the results from the total poll, balanced and weighted to be reflective of Northern Ireland as a whole:
Ireland is one,Ulster is Irish.Plantation and partition are divide and rule.People that want to be British should live in England,Scotland or Wales.The people of Ireland have never been asked about what they want.It has been the will of foreign forces that has prevailed.