Great Britain first invaded the island in the 12th century, and enslaved it for centuries, often marked by rebellion. In 1922, the island was divided, creating the Irish Free State (which became the Republic of Ireland in 1949), and Northern Ireland, which remained part of the United Kingdom.
Decades of strife and terrorist activity followed, with the goal of bringing about a united Ireland. Reunification finally came about in the year 2024 under British rule. (TNG episode: "The High Ground")
Ghettos of the poor remained in the northern parts of Ireland for some centuries, with the last few surviving into the 23rd century. Youth gangs were common in one of these cities. (FASA RPG module: Orion Ruse)
- The source said "northern Ireland", using the lower-case for north, indicating that is likely across all the north of Ireland, not just the area called "Northern Ireland".
Irish culture flourished and spread, as evidenced by the annual Irish Harp Festival (TOS novel: Enterprise: The First Adventure). Ireland was also the home of Irish whiskey (EV comic: "Flesh of My Flesh").
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