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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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Sammy Wilson said the SDLP plan amounted to an anti-unionist coalition

Wilson: SDLP plan shows they are as anti-unionist as Sinn Fein

A senior DUP MP has urged unionists to rally against a potential “anti-unionist coalition” in June’s general election.

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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

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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East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson

‘Election will give Unionists chance to rally round union’ says Wilson

The political necessities of the Prime Minister has given the people of Northern Ireland the opportunity to slap down Gerry Adams and his triumphalist crew and burst their balloon of inflated republican demands, according to East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson.

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An artist's impression of the projected look of the Antrim Road/Carnmoney Road junction.

‘Game changing’ plans for Glengormley are welcomed

Approval has been granted in principle for a major public realm scheme which will breathe new life into the centre of Glengormley.

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Martin McGuinness. Picture by Lorcan Doherty Press Eye

Sinn Féin slams council over no book of condolence for McGuinness

Sinn Féin councillor Anne Marie Logue has hit out after Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council refused to open a book of condolence for Martin McGuinness.

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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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Former Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Cllr Thomas Hogg MBE, pictured wearing his Royal Irish Regiment tie.

DUP man set to embark on Afghan tour of duty

Former Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Cllr Thomas Hogg MBE, will be exchanging the council chamber for the battlefield as he prepares to travel to Afghanistan with the Royal Irish Reserves.

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Martin McGuinness. Picture by Lorcan Doherty Press Eye

One minute silence to be observed in memory of Martin McGuinness

Members of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council are set to observe a one minute silence as a mark a respect following the death of former Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

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Westminster.

MP expresses shock after attack in London

South Antrim MP Danny Kinahan has expressed shock at today’s incidents in the vicinity of the Palace of Westminster which have resulted in Parliament being put into lockdown.

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Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness has died

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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Oliver McMullan. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Sinn Fein candidate says thanks for support

Former Sinn Fein MLA Oliver McMullan has thanked his supporters for their votes during the recent Assembly election.

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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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David Ford said Alliance would not nominate one of its MLAs as speaker

Ford rules himself out as a potential Assembly speaker and backs reform

One of the favourites to fill the position of Assembly speaker has ruled himself out – and called for a radical overhaul of the office.

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