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Sinn Fein to run two candidates in hotly contested Upper Bann race

Sinn Fein have announced the names of the two candidates who will run in what is sure to be a hotly contested Assembly race in Upper Bann.

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Part of the crowd which attended a rally at Pordadown Health Centre on Friday. INPT04-200.

GP protest slams ‘sticking plaster’ solution

Supporters attending a protest in Portadown were told that the temporary solutions which had been put in place to save a GP practice were simply a “sticking plaster”.

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Teenage blogger Hannah Ruth Gibson who has written 'An Open Letter to the Northern Ireland Assembly'

Northern Ireland teenager vents her frustration at politicians after Stormont collapse

A teenager from Northern Ireland has used her blog to express her disillusionment at the collapse of the Stormont Assembly.

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Assembly election: Valentine's Day is voting registration deadline

Wondering what steps you need to take to vote in the forthcoming Assembly election? Look no further.

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RHI applicants total 126 in Craigavon area

RHI applicants total 126 in Craigavon area

A breakdown of applicants to the controversial Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) shows there were 126 made in the Lurgan, Craigavon and Portadown areas.

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David Trimble

Parties do not want to walk away: Trimble

Former first minister David Trimble has said he is confident that none of the political parties in Northern Ireland will want to walk away permanently from the Assembly following the election on March 2.

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Dolores Kelly to stand in election

Dolores Kelly to stand in election

Former SDLP Deputy Leader and Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly is set to stand in the next NI Assembly elections, she has revealed.

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Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill and Conor Murphy hold a press conference at Stormont following their meeting with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire to discuss the crisis at the Assembly caused by the Renewable Heat Incentive scandal on Jan 11.


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EXCLUSIVE: Liofa U-turn alone will not stop election

Welcoming the news that Communities Minister Paul Givan has found £50k to fund the Liofa bursary, Mid Ulster MLA Michelle O’Neill said Sinn Fein still aim to “go to the public and let them have their say” on RHI.

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DUP ‘bereft of credibility and honesty’ says Jones

DUP ‘bereft of credibility and honesty’ says Jones

UKiP has lambasted the DUP after the Communities Minister ‘found’ funding for the Irish language group Liofa.

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Political crisis in Northern Ireland - from top left, clockwise, DUP leader, Arlene Foster, People Before Profit MLA, Eamon McCann, TUV leader, Jim Allister, UUP leader, Mike Nesbitt, Alliance Party leader, Naomi Long, Green Party leader, Stephen Agnew, SDLP leader, Colum Eastwood and Sinn Fein MLA, Martin McGuinness.

POLL: Will you vote differently if an Assembly election is called?

The shock decision taken by deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, to resign means a snap Assembly election is likely to take place soon.

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Martin McGuinness: Why I’m stepping down

The former deputy First Minister explains why it’s time to go.

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Damien Joseph McLaughlin in December 2012

Disappearance of David Black suspect ‘utterly outrageous’

Disgust and outrage have been voiced after it emerged that it has been seven weeks since police last saw an on-bail terror suspect who is accused of helping kill David Black.

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First Minister, Arlene Foster.

How social media reacted to Arlene Foster misogyny allegations

Under pressure First Minister, Arlene Foster, claims that the people who are calling for her to stand aside in the wake of the R.H.I. scandal are doing so because she is a woman.

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Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness.

McGuinness urges parties to support motion calling on Arlene Foster to step aside

Sinn Féin MLA Martin McGuinness is calling on the other parties in the Assembly to support a Sinn Féin motion in January calling on Arlene Foster to step aside.

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Arlene Foster addressing DUP colleagues only in the Assembly on the RHI scandal, about noon on 19-12-16 (all other parties had walked out).
Taken from BBC live feed of proceedings.

Crucial RHI email proves Arlene Foster was told of abuse in 2013

A crucial whistle-blowing letter has emerged which disproves a claim repeatedly made by the DUP, Arlene Foster and Nigel Dodds - that she was never personally warned about the RHI disaster in 2013.

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Arlene Foster

Social Media: Reaction to Arlene Foster statement

Politicians and members of the electorate have reacted to the statement given by Arlene Foster in the Northern Ireland Assembly

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Arlene Foster and Jonathan Bell

Foster: Bell has crossed the line with DUP

Arlene Foster has defended her credibility in the wake of the renewable heat scandal, and said that senior colleague Jonathan Bell has “stepped outside” the party’s boundaries by giving an interview on the subject.

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The DUP's Jonathan Bell

Top DUP man breaks ranks over renewable heat scandal

A senior member of the DUP has spoken out over the handling of the botched and costly Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI) – and has indicated that his political career could now be at an end as a result.

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The lethal force of the SAS - as witnessed at Loughgall in 1987 (above) - was a last resort not favoured by Special Branch who preferred arrests and subsequent  intelligence gathering opportunities

Victims’ outrage at Loughgall IRA families’ cash plea

Terror victims have branded it “unbelievable” that families of eight IRA men killed at Loughgall are to appear in court on Wednesday to press for funding for a special legacy inquest into their deaths.

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The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court hearing on Brexit: What’s it all about?

The Government goes to the Supreme Court today in the latest stage of the legal battle over Brexit. Here’s our guide to what the case is all about.

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