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DUP walkout after branding Trump motion ‘ridiculous publicity stunt’

DUP councillors have walked out of a council meeting after saying a motion condemning Donald Trump’s claim that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel was a “ridiculous publicity stunt”.

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The War Memorial in the Diamond, Londonderry. DERR3715GS099

DUP anger over IRA memorial comments

The DUP in Londonderry has reacted angrily to a suggestion that the local city council might look into the maintenance of IRA and INLA memorials.

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Arlene Foster mistakenly congratulated the wrong prince and misspelled Miss Markle's Christian name.

Arlene Foster congratulates wrong prince on engagement to Meghan Markle

DUP leader, Arlene Foster, caused a bit of a stir on social media on Monday when she mistakenly congratulated Prince William instead of Prince Harry on the news of his engagement to girlfriend Meghan Markle.
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First ballott papers at the election count at Foyle Arena Derry for Foyle and East Londonderry.
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Sinn Féin’s victory in Foyle was ‘theft of a seat’, parliament hears

Sinn Féin’s narrow general election victory in Foyle this year has been described in parliament as “a clear case of electoral fraud and the theft of a constituency”.

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Belfast City Council said it was 'deeply disappointed' with the decision

Belfast and Londonderry rocked as EU rejects UK cities as ‘cultural capitals’

A European Commission ban on UK cities being named the cultural capital of Europe has been branded “spiteful” by UUP MEP Jim Nicholson.

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Gregory Campbell (DUP) pictured at the election count at Foyle Arena Derry for Foyle and East Londonderry.
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Campbell highlights electoral seat ‘theft’

East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell has called for action against electoral fraud to ensure the “theft” of a Parliamentary seat cannot occur. During Cabinet Office Questions in Parliament the DUP MP cited the huge rise in proxy vote applications within the Foyle Constituency.

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Shane Paul O'Doherty, the former IRA bomber who now repudiates violence.

IRA human rights violations petition

Former IRA prisoner Shane Paul O’Doherty has set up an online petition calling on Sinn Fein to “admit and condemn the IRA’s thousands of Human Rights’ violations”.

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Glen Barr OBE, Chief Executive of the International School for Peace Studies in Londonderry pictured during the Battle of Messines Centenary service. DER2317-106KM

‘Paisley gets credit but Glen Barr led strike’

An historian has described Glen Barr as a complex man who became de facto leader of the Ulster Workers’ Council strike of May 1974.

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Sinn Feins Elisha McCallion shakes hands with Glen Barr before  the annual commemoration service of the Battle of Messines at Londonderry Cenotaph in 2015. Also pictured is Sinn Feins former Assembly speaker Mitchel McLaughlin

Glen Barr: Man who led Ulster to a standstill but later devoted himself to peace

The man who led Northern Ireland to a standstill to block power-sharing but later devoted his life to reconciliation has died at the age of 75.

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RHI overspend far greater than first feared, department tells court

The already vast scale of the overspend on the RHI scheme is much worse than first feared, the Stormont department responsible for the debacle has told the High Court.

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Brexit no deal will bring ‘border chaos’

A “no-deal” Brexit would be “devastating” for the peace process in Northern Ireland, a former Irish prime minister has said.

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Londonderry republican Tony Taylor

Eastwood challenged by DUP MP over Tony Taylor support

Colum Eastwood should focus on the crimes of Maghaberry inmate Tony Taylor rather than call for the release of the convicted terrorist, DUP MP Gregory Campbell has said.

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The old railway station in the Waterside area of Londonderry  is set to become a new integrated transport hub

DUP and Sinn Fein clash on EU funding for rail station

The DUP and Sinn Fein have clashed over the future of EU funding after around £20 million was announced to redevelop an old Victorian railway station in Londonderry.

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This is the only time that MLAs have sat in the Assembly chamber since January  and it lasted just 46 minutes

MLA pay rise, despite just 46 minutes in Assembly chamber

MLAs received a £500 salary increase in March – and are in line for a similar increase in six months’ time, despite not having sat in the Assembly since March.

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From left, Raymond McCartney MLA, Martina Anderson MEP, Mayor of Derry and Strabane Councillor Maol�osa McHugh, and Elisha McCallion MP pictured after visiting Tony Taylor in Maghaberry prison.

SF mayor slammed for wearing chain to visit dissident in jail

The Sinn Féin Mayor of Derry City and Strabane council has dismissed calls for him to “consider his position” over his support for a campaign calling for the release of a dissident republican.

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Automatic shower units to help flush out Legionella risk at sport centres

Automatic flushing shower units are set to be installed at local Council sports pavilions as part of Legionella risk control measures.

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Caw Roundabout : call for traffic lights to offset ‘bottleneck’

The Department of Infrastructure has been asked to provide clarity over plans to deal with congestion at Caw Roundabout.

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Independent Councillor Gary Donnelly. (0605PG64)

Republican storms out of flood meeting because of PSNI

A republican politician in Londonderry who walked out of a council meeting in protest at the PSNI’s presence during a discussion on recent flooding in the north-west has been criticised for his stance.

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DUP MP Gregory Campbell. Pic: Press Eye

BBC in need of an ‘overhaul’, says Campbell

The reputation of the BBC has been “tarnished” by a lack of transparency, DUP MP Gregory Campbell has said during a debate at Westminster.

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Pictured from left to right, DUP MP Gregory Campbell, Garth Brooks and Sinn Fein President, Gerry Adams.

Gregory Campbell tells Gerry Adams to learn from Garth Brooks

East Londonderry MP, Gregory Campbell, has advised Sinn Fein President, Gerry Adams, to learn from the actions of American singer, Garth Brooks.

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