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Jesse Jackson’s ‘one sided’ visit to Londonderry queried

A former IRA bomber and an MP have challenged US civil rights campaigner Rev Jesse Jackson for spending so much time with republicans in Londonderry yesterday while ignoring their victims.

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Elisha McCallion's tweet appears to have been deleted

New Foyle MP criticised for ‘embarrassing’ hotel tweet

A newly elected Sinn Fein MP has been criticised for an “embarrassing” tweet about the small size of her London hotel room.

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The opening of the first ballot box at the count centre for the Foyle constituency on Thursday night

Foyle MLA to raise concerns over ‘stolen votes’ with election chief

Serious concerns have been raised about “stolen votes” in the Foyle constituency whereby people have turned up to polling stations only to be told they have already voted.

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One of the recent Communities United St. Patricks Day celebrations with the then Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock.

‘Does Galliagh not deserve equality?’- GSCA

Greater Shantallow Community Arts has hit out over a lack of response from politicians following a 64 per cent cut to their Executive Office’s ‘Central Good Relations Fund’ grant.

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Northern Ireland reacts to the 2017 General Election.

Social Media: NI reacts to General Election 2017

It was an eventful night in Northern Ireland.

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Gregory Campbell: ‘We will not be NI branch of Conservatives in a Hung Parliament’

Gregory Campbell: ‘We will not be NI branch of Conservatives in a Hung Parliament’

East Londonderry DUP candidate Gregory Campbell has vowed that the DUP will negotiate “strong and hard” for Northern Ireland in the event of a hung parliament but warned that his party will not be “the Northern Ireland branch of the Conservative Party”.

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‘The Union is at stake’-Middleton’s poll warning

‘The Union is at stake’-Middleton’s poll warning

DUP Westminster candidate Gary Middleton says the future of the union is the most important factor for unionists in tomorrow’s general election.

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Polling day for the snap general election takes place on June 8

Woman ‘so angry’ after learning someone else was to cast her vote

A Londonderry woman says she was “so angry” that she unexpectedly found herself registered as a proxy voter, with a stranger appointed to go to the polls in her place.

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The River Foyle in Londonderry, spanned by the Peace Bridge

General Election 2017: Foyle set for showdown between SDLP and Sinn Féin

The only show in town in the overwhelmingly-nationalist Foyle constituency is the battle between the SDLP and Sinn Féin.

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Gortin Glen forest park to the north of Omagh

General Election 2017: West Tyrone set to be republican-led at the polls once again

Unionists in west Tyrone accept Sinn Fein is in a virtually unassailable position in this contest – but are using this opportunity to strengthen their hands for further elections.

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A general view of Coleraine town centre in East Londonderry

General Election 2017: East Londonderry win for Campbell almost certain

Anything other than a victory for the DUP’s Gregory Campbell in East Londonderry would represent an enormous upset in what is perhaps Northern Ireland’s safest seat.

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The Mourne Mountains

General election: SDLP in South Down may be unseated by SF

Sinn Fein taking the Mourne country Westminster seat would have been a mountain too high for the republican party to climb in past years.

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The mural on the junction between at the junction of Rathkeele Way and Rathlin Drive in the Creggan area

Timing of IRA mural unveiling ‘distasteful’

The unveiling of a mural days after the Manchester bomb in honour of an IRA man killed in a gun battle is “distasteful” and “sad”, a DUP MLA has said.

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Wood pellets

IN FULL: Non-domestic RHI claimant list

The Department for the Economy has today published the full list of individuals and companies who have received more than £5,000 under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme.

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The deadline to register to vote is just days away

General Election 2017: Deadline looming on voter registration

If you haven't registered to vote in next month's General Election you'd better get your skates on.
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An Electoral Identity Card. This particular edition of the card is for visually-impaired people, and includes braille.

Judge’s concern at ‘serious breakdown’ in voter ID security

Northern Ireland’s chief electoral officer has defended her office after a judge expressed grave concern about how apparently easily a man obtained a fake electoral identity card – the photographic identification which was supposed to end voter fraud.

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Polling day for the snap general election takes place on June 8

IN FULL: NI candidates for general election 2017

The full list of Northern Ireland candidates standing in June's snap general election can today be revealed.
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Arlene Foster

Sam McBride: DUP is now choosing its words very carefully

Implicit in everything it did yesterday was the message that the DUP has learnt major lessons from its disastrous Assembly election campaign in February and March.

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Martin McGuinness, seen here at an republican funeral in 1988, told a whopper of a lie over leaving the IRA in 1974

Ex bomber: Legacy of McGuinness and IRA is 30 years of terror and so many lies they can barely tell what a lie is

Martin McGuinness told a whopper of a lie in claiming that he left the IRA in 1974, writes the former IRA bomber SHANE PAUL O’DOHERTY. In the first of a three-part series, he says that huge lies told by republican terrorists grew from lots of smaller lies:

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