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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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The Felden shared scheme has repeatedly seen Irish flags and anti-Protestant graffiti outside it

Mixed Protestant-Catholic housing developments set to grow

Plans to dramatically increase the size of a housing programme aimed at creating religiously mixed communities are soon to be unveiled.

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Sammy Wilson MP

‘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 O'Hara.

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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