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‘Arrogant’ Dublin has damaged relations: Wilson

Relations between Northern Ireland and the Republic are at their lowest ebb in 25 years thanks to Dublin’s “arrogant” approach to the Brexit talks, a senior DUP MP has warned.

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DUP leader, Arlene Foster MLA pictured with Cllr John Scott.

Councillor to retire from politics

A local elected representative is set to step down from the political arena, just weeks after joining the DUP.

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Cllr Scott pictured during his time as Mayor with Arlene Foster MLA.

DUP man keeps liberal stance on abortion laws

A councillor who recently joined the DUP has confirmed he still holds previously voiced liberal views on equal marriage and abortion.

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Bombardier.

Call for PM to protect jobs

Local political and union representatives have called on the Prime Minister to fight to save jobs across the Bombardier sites in Northern Ireland.

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DUP leader, Arlene Foster MLA pictured with Cllr John Scott.

Former UUP mayor John Scott joins DUP

A former mayor who left the UUP earlier this year has joined the DUP.

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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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Malachai OHara.

Green Party representative ‘victim of homophobic incident’

A 2017 General Election candidate has claimed he was the victim of homophobic harassment in Belfast today.

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Cllr McCarthy (centre) pictured with UUP leader Robin Swann MLA, Ald Mark Cosgrove and Ald Fraser Agnew.

UUP man thanks council colleagues

A local politician has thanked elected members at Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council for their warm welcome following his first full council meeting.

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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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Cllr McCarthy (centre) pictured with UUP leader Robin Swann MLA, Ald Mark Cosgrove and Ald Fraser Agnew.

New councillor takes up role on local authority

The Ulster Unionist Party has announced that Stephen McCarthy will replace Ben Kelso on Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, representing Threemilewater DEA.

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Cllr Noreen McClelland.

Politicians vote for incinerator meeting

Local councillors have called for a meeting with the head of the Civil Service to discuss the decision to approve plans for the Hightown waste incinerator.

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Feedback sought on impact of Brexit for older people

The Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament has launched a survey seeking views from older people on the implications of Brexit and how they feel following the EU referendum vote.

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Ben Kelso.

Tributes paid to outgoing politician

Elected representatives wished a councillor well during his last meeting as a member of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

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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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SF minister under fire for ‘neutral’ stance on incinerator plan

SF minister under fire for ‘neutral’ stance on incinerator plan

A former Sinn Fein infrastructure minister has been slammed after it emerged he took a “neutral” stance over plans to build a highly contentious waste incinerator.

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UUP Cllr Ben Kelso

UUP councillor resigns his seat

A UUP councillor on Newtownabbey and Antrim Council has resigned from politics to focus on his career - with the best wishes of the party.

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Nichola Mallon pictured with SDLP Leader, Colum Eastwood.

Local MLA selected as SDLP Deputy Leader

A North Belfast politician is set to take up the role of Deputy Leader of the SDLP.

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Cllr Noreen McClelland has spoken of the disruption caused during today's alert.

Councillor hits out at upset to residents after alert

A local politician has stated that a security alert in the region has caused disruption to the local community.

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Cllr Hogg (left) with Mayor, Cllr Paul Hamill.

Councillor returns after Afghan tour of duty

A local politician has been welcomed back to Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council after returning from a period of time in Afghanistan with the Royal Irish Reserves.

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East Antrim MLA Stewart Dickson (right) welcomes guest to the business breakfast in Carrickfergus Golf Club.

Call for ‘leadership’ at east Antrim Brexit event

Direct rule would not solve the problems Northern Ireland faces, east Antrim business figures have been told.

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