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Is the grandiose building outside Belfast which housed the Northern Irish Parliament 1932–72. Its absurdly lengthy drive possesses an imposing statue of a defiant Sir Edward Carson. The ...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History
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95 words

... A suburb of Belfast, seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly, and former seat of the parliament of Northern Ireland . Created by the Government of Ireland Act ( 1920 ) as a subordinate body to Westminster, the Stormont Parliament was dominated by the Ulster Unionist Party until, following the breakdown in law and order in the late 1960s, it was suspended in 1972 . Direct rule from Westminster was imposed, to be administered by civil servants of the Northern Ireland Office based in Stormont Castle. The Northern Ireland Assembly has met there since ...

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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201 words

...Stormont (Northern Ireland) The seat of the government and assembly of Northern Ireland . It is situated in a suburb of Belfast, and comprises the parliament buildings, Stormont Castle, and Stormont House. The government of Northern Ireland was created by the Government of Ireland Act of 1920 , as a subordinate body to Westminster, but with its own Cabinet and Prime Minister. The Protestant majority in the province ensured a permanent Protestant majority in Stormont, though this was enhanced through manipulation of constituency boundaries. It failed to...

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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48 words

... is the grandiose building outside Belfast which housed the Northern Irish Parliament 1932–72 . Its absurdly lengthy drive possesses an imposing statue of a defiant Sir Edward Carson . The word became a synonym for intransigent unionism. Since 2007 it has housed the power‐sharing executive of Northern...

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
93 words

... , the site of the parliament of Northern Ireland , on the eastern outskirts of Belfast , frequently used as shorthand for the parliament itself. The neoclassical parliament building, located at the end of a straight, mile‐long drive with a statue of Sir Edward Carson dominating the final approach, was designed by Sir Arnold Thornely . Its opening ( 16 Nov. 1932 ), presided over by a noticeably unenthusiastic prince of Wales, was the occasion for a display of unionist pageantry, consciously recalling the triumphant mobilization of Protestant Ulster...

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The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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102 words

... is the grandiose building in a Belfast suburb which housed the Northern Irish Parliament 1932–72 . Its absurdly lengthy drive possesses an imposing statue of a defiant Sir Edward Carson . The word became a synonym for intransigent unionism. H. M. Pollock , minister of finance in the first Northern Irish government, said: ‘It was the outward and visible proof of the permanence of our institutions.’ Since 1972 and direct rule from Westminster, it has been little used: the castle alongside it housed British government officials. But since 2007 it has...

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Dictionary of American Family Names

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Names studies
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10 words

... (167) Scottish: from a place so called near Perth....

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A Dictionary of British Place Names

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2011

... Down . Storm Mount 1834 . Probably ‘storm mount’, originally the name of an estate...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Names studies
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62 words

... Variants: Stormonth • Current frequencies: GB 173, Ireland 0 • GB frequency 1881: 228 • Main GB location 1881: Angus; also Kincardines Scottish : locative name from Stormont, a district in Perthshire. Early bearers: Richard Stormonth , 1507 in Bamff Charters (Banffs); Nance Stormont , 1599 in IGI (Anstruther Wester, Fife); Agnes Starmount , 1658 in Dumfries Testaments (Dumfriess). Stormont, 1881 frequency. © Archer...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011

... . The eastern suburb of Belfast that is the location of Parliament House, built in 1928–32 in a Greek classical style and the seat of the Northern Ireland parliament until the introduction of Direct Rule in 1972 , and of Stormont Castle, the former official residence of the Northern Ireland prime minister, built in 1858 from the original house erected c. 1830 by the Rev. John Cleland . In 1998 , following the Good Friday Agreement , Parliament House became the seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly (when not in suspension; see Direct Rule )...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

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Current Version:
2011

... . The suburb of Belfast where the Northern Ireland Parliament Buildings were opened on 16 November 1932 . Its mile-long approach drive is dominated at its end by a belligerent statue of Sir Edward Carson . It houses the Northern Ireland Assembly (set up by the Good Friday Agreement ), when it is not in suspension. The term was used as shorthand for the government and parliament of Northern Ireland before its suspension on 24 March 1972...

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
35 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
35 words
Stormont Castle

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

... Castle a castle in Belfast which was, until 1972 , the seat of the Parliament of Northern Ireland and in 1999 became the headquarters of the Northern Ireland...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
48 words
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Is the grandiose building outside Belfast which housed the Northern Irish Parliament 1932–72. Its absurdly lengthy drive possesses an imposing statue of a defiant Sir Edward Carson. The word became a ...
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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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4,298 words
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Oxford University Press

...been obstreperous and independently minded. Moreover, British policy towards India had moved in the direction of maintaining firmer control—even, if necessary, at the expense of the traditional privileges of the *East India Company and the demands of British residents. As Lord Stormont remarked of the machinery established by the India Act of 1784 , which vested supreme power over Indian affairs in a governmental Board of Control, the goal was ‘a strong government in India, subject to the check and control of a still stronger government at home’. Policy...

Constitution of Northern Ireland Act

Constitution of Northern Ireland Act  

(1973),passed by the United Kingdom Parliament following the closing of Stormont. The act was intended as the basis for a comprehensive settlement in Northern Ireland, replacing most of the ...
St Andrews Agreement

St Andrews Agreement  

(13 Oct. 2006)A peace agreement negotiated between the British and Irish governments as well as the major political representatives, including Martin McGuinness from Sinn Féin, and Ian Paisley from ...
Chichester-Clark, James, Lord Moyola

Chichester-Clark, James, Lord Moyola  

(1923–2002).Prime minister of Northern Ireland. Chichester‐Clark was from a landed background. He was Unionist chief whip in the Stormont Parliament (1963–6), leader of the House of Commons (1966–7), ...
direct rule

direct rule  

(Northern Ireland 1972–98). On 24 March 1972, after Brian Faulkner's administration had refused to agree that control of security should be transferred to London, the Conservative government of ...

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