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DUP hit out after SF urge Parades Commission complaints in Limavady

A staunch defence of marching band culture has been launched by the DUP in a Co Londonderry town where Sinn Féin are urging locals to complain to the Parades Commission.

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Arlene Foster and Tommy Tiernan

Comedian Tommy Tiernan slammed for Arlene Foster Fenians/Friesians skit on BBC

DUP MP Gregory Campbell has hit out after Irish comedian Tommy Tiernan appeared on Radio Foyle in a comic skit mimicking Arlene Foster where he played on the words Fenians and Friesians.
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The UUP's candidate for Foyle in last month's Assembly elections, Julia Kee, pictured in 2016 . INLS1816-103KM

UUP Foyle candidate undecided on ‘tactical’ vote for the SDLP

The UUP’s candidate for Foyle in last month’s Assembly election has defended her party’s decision not to contest the forthcoming General Election in Londonderry.

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Sinn Fein's Elisha McCallion

Sinn Fein MLA Elisha McCallion to stand for Westminster

Recently elected Sinn Fein MLA Elisha McCallion is expected to stand as the Foyle Westminster candidate - against SDLP MP Mark Durkan.

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Ulster Unionist Party leader Robin Swann speaks during the party's annual general meeting at the Crowne Plaza in Belfast.  Photo credit: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

UUP leader hits out at Foster’s ‘arrogance’ ahead of pact talks

Ulster Unionist leader Robin Swann has branded comments from his DUP counterpart, Arlene Foster, as “arrogant” ahead of talks between the two later today on electoral pacts.

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South Antrim MP Danny Kinahan, Robin Swann MLA and Fermanagh and South Tyrone MP Tom Elliott.

General Election: UUP to withdraw from three constituencies

The Ulster Unionist Party has announced it will not be fielding candidates in three constituencies in the upcoming General Election.

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Details of first RHI inquiry hearing

The public inquiry into the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI) will hold a preliminary hearing on Thursday 27 April at Stormont.

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A sign depicting a target on the back of a police officer above another bearing the words Sniper at Work

DUP: Sinister Bogside signs designed to stop Catholics joining the PSNI

Signs erected in the Bogside area of Londonderry depicting a police officer with a target on his back are designed to discourage Catholics from joining the police.

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DUP Councillor Drew Thompson.

Community in shock following Londonderry assault

A local Councillor has spoken of the shock in the community after a local man was left badly beaten in an attack in the Waterside area of Londonderry.

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Foyle DUP MLA Gary Middleton said dissidents are trying to take advantage of the ongoing political instability

Five days in Londonderry: one bomb attack and two shootings

A pipe bomb attack in Londonderry is the latest example of a “surge” in dissident republican activity, fuelled by the ongoing instability at Stormont, Foyle DUP MLA Gary Middleton has said.

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Rev David Clements lost his father to the IRA in 1985

Minister whose father was murdered by IRA urged McGuinness to apologise

A Methodist minister whose father was killed by the IRA wrote to Martin McGuinness two months ago to urge him to apologise for the “cruel things done” by the IRA.

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Parliament Buildings, Stormont. Photo: Kelvin Boyce/Presseye

POLL: Should MLAs stop being paid?

The main political parties in Northern Ireland have failed to reach an agreement on power-sharing.

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Parliament Buildings Stormont.   Photo: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

BLOG: NI power sharing talks

Coverage of the collapse of power sharing talks in Northern Ireland.

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Stormont

Poll: Have your say on power-sharing at Stormont

At 4pm today the deadline for restoring powersharing in Northern Ireland runs out.
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Robin Swann pictured outside the Stormont talks yesterday. Photo: Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye

Swann to take over as Ulster Unionist leader without a contest

The Ulster Unionist Party’s new leader is set to be Robin Swann after he submitted his name yesterday (Friday) on the deadline for nominations – and not a single other candidate came forward.

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Gregory Campbell

Gregory Campbell: The full truth has to be told about Martin McGuinness

The passing of a husband, father and grandfather is obviously a time of sadness for the family.

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Nine people died in the Claudy bombings of 1972

McGuinness Claudy atrocity questioning ‘halted by politics’

Martin McGuinness was set to be questioned by police over the Claudy bomb atrocity about one decade ago but the investigation was called off for political reasons, it has been claimed.

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Martin McGuinness earned a raft of small convictions in the 1980s

Martin McGuinness’s criminal convictions revealed

The book ‘Martin McGuinness: From Guns To Government’ gives a long list of McGuinness’s convictions.

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Former First Minister 
Martin McGuinness . 
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‘Mixed emotions’ following death of Martin McGuinness

The DUP Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock led tributes locally following the death of veteran republican Martin McGuinness.

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Alan Montgomery expressed a very negative view of Martin McGuinness, owing to his past as an IRA commander

Martin McGuinness dies: Opinion split on Londonderry’s Waterside

People in the largely mixed Waterside area of Londonderry expressed a diverse range of views on the life of Martin McGuinness.

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