A LOOK AT NEW ULSTER

Ulster is situated in the northern part of Ireland. It is surrounded by the Atlantic ocean on the north and west and by the Irish sea on the east. It covers an area of approximately 9,000 square miles and has a population of 1,737,000.   Six of  the nine counties are presently occupied and controlled by the British army.  Ulster is home to the Protestant Irish and is the main battleground in the present phase of the struggle for Irish free- dom. In the    new Ireland, Ulster would be the first province to have its own parliament.

Within the   EIRE NUA concept, Ulster's parliament would be seated in Dungannon, the capital. The  parliament would consist of a single chamber   of deputies elected by the people of the province according to a system of proportional representation. The function of the parliament would be to 1) coordinate cultural activity and economic development within its regions, 2) initiate and promote legislation for the social, economic and cultural development of its people, 3) coordinate the development and expansion of third-level education, and 4)@-- collect provincial taxes.

In order to maximize the concept of devolved government, Ulster would include within its geographic boundary four clearly defined economic regions, namely, West Ulster, Greater Belfast, East Ulster and South Ulster. Each region would be administered by a regional board consisting of 1) representatives of district councils from within the region, and 2) expert representatives appointed by the provincial parliament. These regional boards would be responsible for administering the criminal justice system and for establishing, promoting and coordinating their own social, economic and cultural programs.

Within each region, clearly defined districts would be established. West Ulster would have ten districts, Greater Belfast would have one, East Ulster would have fourteen, and South Ulster would have seven. Each district would be administered by a district council, covering a population of between 10,000 and 40,000 people. District councils would be responsible for 1) primary and secondary education, 2) public works and local planning, 3) welfare and social services, and 4) recreational development.

Voluntary Community Councils would be established at the local level to pursue local issues

 


MAP OF NEW ULSTER

REGIONS AND DISTRICTS

KEY MAP OF EIRE NUA

PROVINCIAL CAPITAL

 Dungannon


WEST ULSTER

Regional Capital

Lifford

Districts

WUI - Inishowen

WU2 - Derry

WU3 - Faughan

WU4 - Limavady

WU5 - Letterkenny

WU6 - Glenties

WU7 - Strabane

WU8 - Omagh

WU9 - Donegal

WU10 - Enniskillen


GREATER BELFAST

Regional Capital

Belfast

Districts

GB1 - Belfast

 

 

EAST ULSTER

Regional Capital

Craigavon

Districts

EU1 - Coleraine

EU2 - Moyle

EU3 - Ballymoney

EU4- Ballymena

EU5 - Larne

EU6 - Magherafelt

EU7 - Antrim

EU8 - Cookstown

EU9 - Ards

EU10 - Dungannon

EU11- Craigavon

EU12 - Armagh

EU13 - Banbridge

EU14 - Down


SOUTH ULSTER

Regional Capital Castleblayney

Districts

SU1- Cavan

SU2 - Clones

SU3 - Monaghan

SU4 - Bailieborough

SU5 - Castleblayney

SU6 - Newry & Mourne

SU7 - Dundalk

 

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