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Wilson: Commons deal doesn’t rule out Brexit ‘max fac’ arrangement

A senior DUP figure has dismissed claims that the government’s commitment to no physical infrastructure on the Irish border post-Brexit will rule out a ‘no deal’ scenario with the EU.

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The arch was erected in the Antrim Road area of Glengormley.

Unionists defend erection of Orange arch

Unionist representatives have defended the raising of an Orange arch in Co Antrim after dissident republicans branded the move ‘illegal and sectarian’.

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Civil servant  Stuart Wightman was overseeing the running of the RHI scheme in 2015

Firm got 11 RHI boilers in 19 days

A company managed to install 11 RHI boilers in 19 days after indirectly getting inside information from Stormont that the lucrative rates were to be cut, it has been revealed.

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Mayor, Cllr Paul Michael.

New Mayor and Deputy appointed

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council selected a new Mayor and Deputy Mayor at its annual meeting last night.

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Antrim and Newtownabbey's Mossley Mill headquarters.

UUP man takes over as borough’s Mayor

Ulster Unionist Councillor Paul Michael was elected the new Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey at the local council’s annual meeting on Monday evening.

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Kilroot still open and generating power two weeks after closure date

The politically sensitive closure of one of Northern Ireland’s main electricity stations has been delayed – but the reasons remain unclear.

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Mossley Mill.

New Mayor and Deputy to be selected

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is set to announce its new Mayor and Deputy Mayor tonight.

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Cllr Thomas Hogg.

Former mayor charged with drink driving

A former DUP mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is set to appear in court charged with drink driving.

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70 older people from across the borough attended the Antrim and Newtownabbey Pensioners Parliament in Mossley Mill.

Pensioners voice Stormont concerns

The Antrim and Newtownabbey Pensioners Parliament took place on April 20, with around 70 older people from the borough taking part.

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Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Cllr Paul Hamill is joined by Declan Kearney MLA and Gaelscoil �anna pupils, Iona Gorman and Meabh McClean at the Irish Language Event at Theatre at The Mill.

Sinn Fein MLA welcomes Irish Language event hosted by DUP mayor

An Irish language concert and reception hosted by the DUP Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey has been commended by Sinn Fein.

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Cllr Thomas Hogg MBE.

Councillors oppose Irish language street signs

Unionist members on Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council have voted in favour of an ‘English only’ policy in relation to street signs in the borough.

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Former Mayor of Clare, Flan Garvey with his new book 'Inside Minds North and South'.

Former Unionist MP to launch book of his Fianna Fáíl ‘friend’

A veteran Ulster Unionist politician is to help a former Fianna Fáíl Mayor of Clare to launch a new book providing a personal insight to north-south relations.

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DUP MP Paul Girvan and Community Transport representatives meeting with Department for Infrastructure Permanent Secretary, Peter May.

Calls for equality of access to rural transport service

South Antrim MP Paul Girvan has welcomed the progress made on securing Community Transport services in Northern Ireland.

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Donovan McClelland

SDLP leader's tribute following death of former MLA

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has paid tribute to former South Antrim MLA Donovan McClelland following his death.
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Campaigners have challenged a decision to allow the �240m waste incinerator at Mallusk to go ahead

Stormont civil servants in disarray, say waste plant opponents

Civil servants are in “disarray” over the extent of their powers in the absence of ministers at Stormont, the High Court has heard.

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Brian Duffin.

Councillor charged with sexual assault resigns from SDLP

A Co Antrim councillor has resigned from the SDLP after appearing in court charged with sexual assault.

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Trevor Clarke MLA, Gary Logan, Pam Cameron MLA and Paul Girvan MP.

New Chairman selected for South Antrim DUP Association

The South Antrim Association of the Democratic Unionist Party has elected a new leadership team for 2018 at its recent annual general meeting.

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Robin Swann MLA (Ulster Unionist Leader), Cllr Robert Foster and Ald Mark Cosgrove (Ulster Unionist Group Leader on Antrim and Newtownabbey Council).

Foster selected for UUP position

The Ulster Unionist Party has co-opted Robert Foster to succeed John Scott on Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

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Cllr Lindsay Millar.

Councils clash over Greenway scheme

A dispute has developed between councillors on two local authorities regarding the creation of a walking and cycling route on a disused railway line in Co Antrim.

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John pictured with his wife Audrey.

John Scott retires from political life

A former mayor has been praised following his last meeting as an elected member of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

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