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Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland (Irish: Tuaisceart Éireann; Ulster-Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland that is variously described as a country, province or region. Northern Ireland shares an open border to the south and west with the Republic of Ireland.
See also: United Kingdom

Entities

Our standard dataset contains 246 entities connected with Northern Ireland. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Northern Ireland. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 232 entities identified as PEPs connected with Northern Ireland.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly-22011

Subnational government positions

Number of known occupants
Subnational legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly-1-

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Heir Apparent of the United Kingdom-11

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...