Ireland's Country - Netflix
Mike Ryan and Brendan Magee present a look at the latest singers of the Irish country music scene.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Ireland's Country - Countries of the United Kingdom - Netflix
The United Kingdom (UK) comprises four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Within the United Kingdom, a unitary sovereign state, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have gained a degree of autonomy through the process of devolution. The UK Parliament and British Government deal with all reserved matters for Northern Ireland and Scotland and all non-transferred matters for Wales, but not in general matters that have been devolved to the Northern Ireland Assembly, Scottish Parliament and National Assembly for Wales. Additionally, devolution in Northern Ireland is conditional on co-operation between the Northern Ireland Executive and the Government of Ireland (see North/South Ministerial Council) and the British Government consults with the Government of Ireland to reach agreement on some non-devolved matters for Northern Ireland (see British–Irish Intergovernmental Conference). England, comprising the majority of the population and area of the United Kingdom, remains fully the responsibility of the UK Parliament centralised in London. England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are not themselves listed in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) list of countries. However the ISO list of the subdivisions of the UK, compiled by British Standards and the UK's Office for National Statistics, uses “country” to describe England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland, in contrast, is described as a “province” in the same lists. Each has separate national governing bodies for sports and compete separately in many international sporting competitions, including the Commonwealth Games. Northern Ireland also forms joint All-Island sporting bodies with the Republic of Ireland for most sports, including rugby union. The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are dependencies of the Crown and are not part of the UK. Similarly, the British overseas territories, remnants of the British Empire, are not part of the UK. Historically, from 1801, following the Acts of Union, until 1921 the whole island of Ireland was a country within the UK. Ireland was split into two separate jurisdictions in 1921: Southern Ireland and Northern Ireland. Southern Ireland left the United Kingdom under the Irish Free State Constitution Act 1922.
Ireland's Country - Acts of Parliament - Netflix
The Laws in Wales Acts 1535–1542 annexed the legal system of Wales to England to create the single entity commonly known for centuries simply as England, but later officially renamed England and Wales. Wales was described (in varying combinations) as the “country”, “principality”, and “dominion” of Wales. Outside Wales, England was not given a specific name or term. The Laws in Wales Acts have subsequently been repealed. The Acts of Union 1707 refer to both England and Scotland as a “part” of a united kingdom of Great Britain The Acts of Union 1800 use “part” in the same way to refer to England and Scotland. However, they use the word “country” to describe Great Britain and Ireland respectively, when describing trade between them The Government of Ireland Act 1920 described Great Britain, Southern Ireland and Northern Ireland as “countries” in provisions relating to taxation. The Northern Ireland Act 1998, which repealed the Government of Ireland Act 1920, does not use any term to describe Northern Ireland.
Ireland's Country - References - Netflix