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Support for UTV’s Clark after Sinn Fein criticism

UUP MLA Doug Beattie has voiced support for UTV’s Paul Clark after the presenter faced Sinn Fein criticism over a news feature on the Royal Irish Regiment in Afghanistan.
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Jordan Greer.

Greer selected for council role

DUP representative, Jordan Greer has been picked to replace Trevor Beatty on Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

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Noel Maguire.

Sinn Féin man’s car attacked

A South Antrim MLA has hit out after damage was caused to a party colleague’s car in Antrim at the weekend.

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Sammy Wilson speaking in the House of Commons

Wilson rubbishes legal challenge to DUP pact

The DUP’s Sammy Wilson has said that “a fool and his money are easily parted” after a campaign to challenge the DUP/Tory pact gained financial backing of over £20,000.

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Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster and Simon Hamilton address media as talks wound up at Stormont Castle, Belfast, as Foster has said she is disappointed an agreement to restore powersharing has not been reached in Northern Ireland, suggesting a deal will now have to wait until at least the autumn. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 4, 2017. See PA story ULSTER Politics. Photo credit should read: David Young/PA Wire

MLAs deserve salaries ‘because they are still working hard’

The leaders of Stormont’s two main parties have defended the continued payment of Assembly member salaries while devolution is in cold storage.

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Iman Sheikh Dr Muhammad Al-Hussaini with Pastor James McConnell, outside the latter's trial at Belfast's Laganside Court for a sermon he made about Islam. Dr Al-Hussaini spoke of his "love and concern" for Pastor McConnell as he saw him being grilled in the witness dock.

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DPP: Pastor McConnell’s remarks were sufficiently offensive to prosecute

In part four of an interview with the News Letter (links to other parts beneath article), Northern Ireland’s lead prosecutor Barra McGrory tells Ben Lowry that he does not have regrets about charging Pastor James McConnell for his sermon on Islam:

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Parliament Buildings, Stormont.

POLL: Should MLAs continue to receive salaries?

Northern Ireland has been without a government since January.
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Trevor Beatty pictured with Arlene Foster.

DUP councillor caught drink-driving

A local DUP representative has quit the party after being caught drink-driving last month.

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The East Antrim Ulster Unionist Association garden party was held in Larne on Saturday July 1.

Ulster Unionists hold garden party

East Antrim Ulster Unionist Association held a garden party in Larne on Saturday July 1.

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East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson.

Wilson to raise new school minibus regulation with Transport Minister

East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson will be raising the issue of school minibus drivers with Transport Minister Chris Grayling.

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Paul Girvan MP.

WATCH: Paul Girvan makes maiden speech in House of Commons

The new MP for South Antrim, Paul Girvan has thanked voters for endorsing him during his maiden speech in the House of Commons this week.

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The Northern Ireland Audit Office report raises multiple concerns about the RHI scheme

Ten RHI boilers running almost every hour of the day as owners cash in

Ten RHI boilers were running for almost all of the year except for the time required to service them, with the owners receiving huge taxpayer-funded payments, auditors have found.

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Trevor Clarke with Arlene Foster.

Clarke selected to replace MP in South Antrim

DUP representative Trevor Clarke has been nominated by his party to replace Paul Girvan as MLA for South Antrim, after the latter was elected MP for the constituency earlier this month.

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The Glenville Road/Shore Road junction . Pic by Google.

MP seeks to address traffic safety concerns

East Antrim DUP MP Sammy Wilson has expressed his disappointment at the refusal by the Department for Infrastructure to consider introducing traffic signals for cars emerging from the Glenville Road onto the Shore Road at Newtownabbey.

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Cllr Noreen McClelland has appealed for anyone with information to contact the PSNI.

Councillor condemns ‘savage attack’

SDLP representative, Cllr Noreen McClelland has condemned what she has described as a “savage attack” on a teenage boy in Glengormley.

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John Stewart

Stewart ‘disappointed’ with General Election result

Ulster Unionist Party candidate John Stewart has expressed his disappointment at the result of the General Election in East Antrim.

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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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Paul Girvan consoles Danny Kinahan at the Vally Leisure Centre count venue

South Antrim: UUP man loses out to DUP challenger

Danny Kinahan has lost his seat as Ulster Unionist MP for South Antrim.

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Supporters applaud victorious Sammy Wilson

East Antrim: Colossal surge to the DUP

The DUP’s share of the vote in East Antrim has increased by a remarkable margin.

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Sammy Wilson

DUP would not have ‘any difficulty’ backing Tories to keep out leftist coalition

Sammy Wilson has said that the DUP would not have “any difficulty” supporting the Conservatives if it means seeing off a left-of-centre coalition.

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