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LIVE BLOG: NI power sharing talks

Live 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 . 
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

‘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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Church assured 'there will be no paramilitary trappings' at the funeral of Martin McGuinness in Londonderry on Thursday

REACTION: Martin McGuinness dies aged 66

Reaction to the death of veteran Sinn Fein figure Martin McGuinness.
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Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness has died

Veteran Sinn Fein figure Martin McGuinness is dead.

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Martin McGuinness

REACTION: Martin McGuinness dies aged 66

Veteran Sinn Fein figure Martin McGuinness is dead.

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This chart represents children aged four and under in 2011.
It stems from the 2011 census, and represents the answers parents gave when asked what religion the children were, or were being brought up in.
49.2% said Catholic, 36.4% Protestant or other Christian. 
The exact figures were 61,225 Catholics,  45,240 Protestants, 16,692 No religion, and 1,225 Other religion

Catholic population set to dwarf Protestants in years ahead

The loss of its outright majority at Stormont this month rocked political unionism, but statistics suggest it is something unionists must adjust to – and quickly.

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Burning wood pellets

In full: List of non-domestic RHI claimants published today

After months of delay, the Department of the Economy has today published the names of most claimants under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

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Sinn Fein MEP causes offence with ‘rant to empty chamber’

Sinn Fein’s representative in the EU has been accused of “rambling like a fishwife” after a Brexit-related tirade in Strasbourg late last night.

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UUP leader, Mike Nesbitt and DUP leader, Arlene Foster.

Nesbitt: DUP endanger our future in the Union

Amid attempts to engineer unionist unity, outgoing Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt has denounced the DUP as a party which “endangers our future”.

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Terry Wright

Unionist leaders, instead of acting like mice looking for a cat, need to take inspiration from Londonderry priest

'Lord, you have warned us that a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand: hear us as we pray for the healing of divisions in the life of our Province.

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Claire Sugden became an MLA in 2014 after being co-opted

Sugden: I have no list of demands for justice role

The former justice minister has said she has no list of conditions which she would want to have met before taking up the post again.

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The flag of the European Union.

What does Brexit mean for women’s rights?

Millions around the world gathered together, on streets and on social media, to campaign for equality, diversity, and inclusion during last month’s Women’s March.

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Martin McGuinness after he resigns

McGuinness reportedly seriously ill in hospital

Sinn Fein has said rumours surrounding former deputy first minister Martin McGuinness’ health is a "private matter" for him and his family.

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Gregory Campbell MP.

Poor result will ‘galvanise’ unionism, says Campbell

DUP MP Gregory Campbell gave a coy response when asked about the prospect of yet another election in an interview with BBC Radio Ulster today.

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